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Hollywood, je t’aime
Jason Bushman | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 95 min | english & french | s-t.a_en

Hélas, le pauvre ‘tit Jérôme (Eric Debets) Beaunez… he’s hung-up on Henri, his unworthy twink ex-boyfriend. Bedevilled by the prospect of a Christmas alone, he exchanges the City of Lights ... [+]

Hélas, le pauvre ‘tit Jérôme (Eric Debets) Beaunez… he’s hung-up on Henri, his unworthy twink ex-boyfriend. Bedevilled by the prospect of a Christmas alone, he exchanges the City of Lights for the City of Angels. Jérôme’s resemblance to Adrian Brody and friendly insouciance garner new admirers, among them a bevy of taco belles and a sultry stoner (Chad-Donald Strachey-Allen) – on his first day! As ill-fated daytime casting calls melt into sauna nights, Jérôme, never ready for his close-up, ends up starring in a pizza commercial. Despite the attentions of beautiful strangers, Jérôme continues to be haunted by Henri… Jason Bushman’s fag-u-lous first feature comedy is about competing forms of isolation and self-absorption in car-crazed Los Angeles. Debets reprises his role as the serene (screen) hunter with gorgeous gams. Bushman deftly reveals the seamy underside of Tinseltown with a sun-bleached palette, in this hilarious, low-key illumination of issues that usually get lost in translation. [-]

thursday 22 oct_20:00 | PGM 01 | Imperial
Also in this program : The Armoire, Steam



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The Armoire
Jamie Travis | Canada | 2009 | 35mm | 22 min | english

11 year-old Aaron plays a game of Hide and Seek in which his friend Tony is never found. The mystery of their relationship – and of their queer attachment to ... [+]

11 year-old Aaron plays a game of Hide and Seek in which his friend Tony is never found. The mystery of their relationship – and of their queer attachment to the armoire in Aaron's bedroom – can only be revealed, it turns out, through hypnosis. At once a comedy, a mystery and a melodrama, Jamie Travis’ The Armoire is the resounding finale to his Saddest Children in the World trilogy. [-]

thursday 22 oct_20:00 | PGM 01 | Imperial
Also in this program : Hollywood, je t’aime, Steam



 
Steam
Damien Rea | U.S.A. | 2008 | vidéo | 3 min | no dialogue

Ever wonder what men get up to alone at home? ... [+]

Ever wonder what men get up to alone at home? [-]

thursday 22 oct_20:00 | PGM 01 | Imperial
Also in this program : Hollywood, je t’aime, The Armoire




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Dream Boy
James Bolton | U.S.A. | 2008 | vidéo | 90 min | english

Nerdy and nervous Nathan (Stephan Bender, Superman Returns) goes where he’s taken, because his hard-drinking, hard-hitting father is unable to keep steady work. That’s pretty much how it’s been for ... [+]

Nerdy and nervous Nathan (Stephan Bender, Superman Returns) goes where he’s taken, because his hard-drinking, hard-hitting father is unable to keep steady work. That’s pretty much how it’s been for most of his young life in rural Louisiana. He encounters the school bus driver, rough-and-ready Roy (Maximillian Roeg, 7th Heaven) – and their attraction is instantaneous. As they become study buddies, Roy’s protectiveness of Nathan arouses the suspicions of the boorish, brutal Burke. A hike into an uncharted wood takes this conventional coming-of-age story down a surprising but ultimately satisfying trail. James Bolton (Eban and Charley) returns to familiar territory in this lush adaptation of Jim Grimsley’s award-wining novel, Dream Boy. The delicate uncertainty of Nathan and Roy’s predicaments is charged by Bender and Roeg’s easy, fresh eroticism and precocious performances. Rock legend Rickie Lee Jones is perfect as Roy’s mother. Bolton’s firm direction prevents Richard Buckner’s rich but omnipresent score from overtaking things. As with Pornography, a supernatural touch infuses this powerful film about first love and forgiveness. [-]

friday 23 oct_17:00 | PGM 02 | Imperial



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And Then Came Lola
Megan Siler & Ellen Seidler | USA | 2009 | vidéo | 70 min | english

Time is running out, and Lola (Ashleigh Sumner) has only one chance to salvage a job and save her relationship with new girlfriend, Casey (Jill Bennett). Wait, make that three ... [+]

Time is running out, and Lola (Ashleigh Sumner) has only one chance to salvage a job and save her relationship with new girlfriend, Casey (Jill Bennett). Wait, make that three chances. With the fast-paced, colourful, fragmented style of the epic German film Run Lola Run, this time-bending tale chronicles the tempestuous journey of a commitment phobic photographer, Lola. Typically immune to the lesbian ways of the U-Haul, Lola discovers that she might have finally found someone worth slowing down for. But not now. Now Lola is late. Lola has to run! Navigating San Francisco like a treacherous video game, Lola has mere minutes to tame the domineering meter maid, avoid the canine-wielding park chick, grab the photos, sidestep the ex, and deliver the proofs to the bar where girlfriend Casey is meeting with a prospective client (and her ex), the euro-hottie Danielle (Cathy DeBuono). With an exhilarating climax and pumping pop/rock lesbian soundtrack, And Then Came Lola is the fun-filled lesbian mad dash rom-com of 2009! [-]

friday 23 oct_19:00 | PGM 03 | Imperial
Also in this program : At Home (or love as well), Filled with Water



 
At Home (or love as well)
Mariel Maciá | Spain | 2008 | vidéo | 25 min | Spanish | s-t.a_en

For a newcomer, sex with a woman can be daunting. What better way to learn than to hire a prostitute? ... [+]

For a newcomer, sex with a woman can be daunting. What better way to learn than to hire a prostitute? [-]

friday 23 oct_19:00 | PGM 03 | Imperial
Also in this program : And Then Came Lola, Filled with Water



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Filled with Water
Elka Kerkhofs | Australia | 2008 | vidéo | 5 min | no dialogue

Anoka feels deep emptiness until she walks into a TV and her heart begins to glow for the ballerina she finds inside. ... [+]

Anoka feels deep emptiness until she walks into a TV and her heart begins to glow for the ballerina she finds inside. [-]

friday 23 oct_19:00 | PGM 03 | Imperial
Also in this program : And Then Came Lola, At Home (or love as well)




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The Big Gay Musical
Caspar Andreas & Fred M. Caruso | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 90 min | english

What if God were one of us? God is gay (sorry, sisters!) and loves martinis and musicals – and Her Righteously Outrageous Tapping and Twirling angelic Corps. Art imitates life ... [+]

What if God were one of us? God is gay (sorry, sisters!) and loves martinis and musicals – and Her Righteously Outrageous Tapping and Twirling angelic Corps. Art imitates life as Eddie and Paul rehearse for their 15 minutes of off-Broadway infamy. Eddie (Joey Dudding) is tormented by his homosexuality, and the prospect of coming out to his devout parents. Paul (Daniel Robinson), a lesbian at heart, is poised to start whoring things up. Atheist or not, you’ll renew your faith in buff things with Big Packages before the strains of the torchy hit, “I Wanna Be a Slut” fade into fabulousness. Finally! A musical version of Genesis for those with a religious bent – or just bent (religiously). Caspar Andreas (Slutty Summer) and Fred M. Caruso (A Four Letter Word) reunite to tease the bejesus outta us. A pre-Dion, post-Sondheim version of Slutty Summer, we’ll cry, we’ll laugh, we’ll fall on our knees and praise God and image+nation for not one, but two musicals this year! [-]

friday 23 oct_21:15 | PGM 04 | Imperial
Also in this program : U-Haul Rap



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U-Haul Rap
Bob Koherr | U.S.A. | 2008 | vidéo | 6 min | english

A laugh-out-loud hilarious music video that answers the age-old question, “What does a lesbian bring on a second date?” ... [+]

A laugh-out-loud hilarious music video that answers the age-old question, “What does a lesbian bring on a second date?” [-]

friday 23 oct_21:15 | PGM 04 | Imperial
Also in this program : The Big Gay Musical




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Redwoods
David Lewis | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 82 min | english

As Miles (Tad Coughenour) and their autistic son Billy prepare for a Seattle vaycay, Everett (Brendan Bradley) reluctantly realizes they have come to the end of love. A devoted family ... [+]

As Miles (Tad Coughenour) and their autistic son Billy prepare for a Seattle vaycay, Everett (Brendan Bradley) reluctantly realizes they have come to the end of love. A devoted family man, Everett’s brooding is interrupted by the arrival of Chase (Michael Montgomery, also starring in Pornography), who like Everett, is seeking direction. A cautious and self-conscious courtship develops against their mutual magnetism – but Chase gives chase and new love takes root in old-growth forests... Filmed in the gay resort town of Guerneville, fans of David Lewis (Rock Haven) will recognize his attentive framing, mature themes and National Geographic scenery. Bradley’s appealingly awkward demeanour and chiselled boy-next-door looks combined with Montgomery’s sensitive machismo ignite the screen with a compelling if curious chemistry. The result is a rounded and tender account of the hard decisions that come with true love. [-]

saturday 24 oct_13:00 | PGM 05 | Imperial
Also in this program : Thirteen or So Minutes



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Thirteen or So Minutes
Branden Blinn | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 14 min | english

Lawrence and Hugh have just met. They both have girlfriends… they’re both straight. Thirteen or so minutes later, however, something’s happened and things have changed. ... [+]

Lawrence and Hugh have just met. They both have girlfriends… they’re both straight. Thirteen or so minutes later, however, something’s happened and things have changed. [-]

saturday 24 oct_13:00 | PGM 05 | Imperial
Also in this program : Redwoods




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Dare
Adam Salky | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 90 min | english

Based on their award-winning short film, writer David Brind and director Adam Salky’s stunning debut feature poetically captures the confusion, longing, thrill and lust of teenage life. Dare opens with ... [+]

Based on their award-winning short film, writer David Brind and director Adam Salky’s stunning debut feature poetically captures the confusion, longing, thrill and lust of teenage life. Dare opens with Alexa (Emmy Rossum), a beautiful, studious, aspiring thespian whose dreams are shattered when acclaimed actor Grant Matson (Alan Cumming) tells her that she has brains but no edge. This devastating blow motivates Alexa to shed her good-girl image. She ditches her best friend Ben (Ashley Springer) – a closeted, melancholy outsider – slips into a hot miniskirt and seduces the gorgeous and popular – but troubled – Johnny Drake (Zach Gilford, Friday Night Lights). No sooner do they become an item that Ben decides he wants a piece of the action and kisses Johnny. This sets off a chain of events that creates a tangled web of intimacy between Alexa, Ben, and Johnny. As their lives slowly converge, it becomes ever more apparent that they have little to rebel against other than their own, self-imposed inhibitions. The stellar performances from the three young leads are bolstered by the comic genius of Ana Gasteyer, Alan Cumming and Sandra Bernhard in this sharp and sophisticated genre-busting feature. [-]

saturday 24 oct_15:00 | PGM 06 | Imperial



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Ander
Roberto Castón | Spain | 2009 | 35mm | 123 min | spanish | s.t-a_en

Ander lives in the shadows; of the Arratia Valley, of Basque and familial traditions, of himself. A forty-something factory worker and farmer, he seeks consolation in solitude: From his mother’s ... [+]

Ander lives in the shadows; of the Arratia Valley, of Basque and familial traditions, of himself. A forty-something factory worker and farmer, he seeks consolation in solitude: From his mother’s despair over his bachelorhood, his sister Arantxa’s impending nuptials and his pathologically heterosexual pals. A nasty accident leaves Ander incapacitated temporarily, forcing both siblings to defy their inflexible mother – and hire José, a young Peruvian immigrant. Ander battles his disquieting attraction to José, between romps with Reme, a single mother and prostitute. On the eve of José’s imminent departure, Ander is challenged to embrace others – or risk losing himself and everything he loves. A cinematic event, Ander is the first Basque-language gay film ever made. Ander was produced by the Basque Government’s innovative Berdindu (literally “to make equal”) – a programme that promotes and supports Basque LGBT cultures, identities and rights. Ander, like Donne-moi la main and Soundless Wind Chime, continues exploring the theme of queer redemption and revelation in rural settings. Director-writer Roberto Castón’s dazzling debut celebrates a romance as raw and rugged as the Basque homeland. [-]

saturday 24 oct_17:00 | PGM 07 | Imperial



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I Can’t Think Straight
Shamim Sarif | G.B. | 2008 | 35mm | 82 min | english

Benign fathers! Cruella DeVil! Lesbian Muslims! As with Nina’s Heavenly Delights, nothing says lesbian like a runaway bride with a hat trick of shattered hearts behind her. Pampered and privileged ... [+]

Benign fathers! Cruella DeVil! Lesbian Muslims! As with Nina’s Heavenly Delights, nothing says lesbian like a runaway bride with a hat trick of shattered hearts behind her. Pampered and privileged businesswoman Tala (Lisa Ray), a London-based Palestinian Christian from Jordan, meets aspiring author, British Leyla (Sheetal Seth). As opposites attract, feisty Leyla finds herself forced to come out – but will fashionable and forthright Tala follow suit, or remain fenced in by cultural and familial pressures? Best friend Ali and Leyla’s wisecracking sister Zara plot to break her out from her couture-crammed closet in the name of love… Don’t miss the incredible adventures of two high-femmes in kitten heels, behti! Shamim Sarif (The World Unseen) gives Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband an L-Word makeover. Another desi-dyke dramedy replete with eye-catching and eye-rolling stereotypes, it breezes through contemporary issues, with giddy gay-girl goodness and a pat script. Lesbians will love ex-Montrealer (and husband of the housekeeper, EastEnders’ Nina Wadia) and Raiomond Mirza’s engaging soundtrack, which includes tangy hits by Lebanese superstar Nadine Khouri and Natacha Atlas. [-]

saturday 24 oct_19:30 | PGM 08 | Imperial
Also in this program : Lash



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Lash
Elke Kerkhofs | Australia | 2008 | vidéo | 6 min | english

Celina discovers that religious persecution cannot kill the power of love. ... [+]

Celina discovers that religious persecution cannot kill the power of love. [-]

saturday 24 oct_19:30 | PGM 08 | Imperial
Also in this program : I Can’t Think Straight




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Donne-moi la main (Give Me Your Hand)
Pascal-Alex Vincent | France | 2009 | 35mm | 80 mn | french | s-t.a_en

A short animé sequence swiftly captures the dynamic between handsome twins Antoine (Alexander Carril) and Quentin (Victor Carril), ushering in their sensual journey towards maturity. Antoine and Quentin are hitchhiking ... [+]

A short animé sequence swiftly captures the dynamic between handsome twins Antoine (Alexander Carril) and Quentin (Victor Carril), ushering in their sensual journey towards maturity. Antoine and Quentin are hitchhiking to Spain to attend the funeral of a mother they barely knew – without their father’s knowledge. As the brothers take turns being each other’s keeper, differences slowly emerge through their assorted erotic encounters and misadventures. However, it’s Quentin’s tryst with Hakim the hunky hay-baler that ignites residual resentments in Antoine, inciting him to play a spiteful trick on Quentin – who disappears subsequently, leaving Antoine guilt-ridden and miserable… Pascal-Alex Vincent’s arresting exposé of the simmering tensions inherent to sibling relationships hangs easily off the Carril brothers’ cheekbones and restrained characterizations. A lean script leavened by thoughtful framing, and a haunting post-rock soundtrack by German duo Tarwater, complete this moving portrait of brothers struggling to become themselves. [-]

saturday 24 oct_21:30 | PGM 09 | Imperial
Also in this program : Bébé requin (Baby Shark)



 
Bébé requin (Baby Shark)
Pascal-Alex Vincent | France | 2005 | 35mm | 15 min | french | s-t.a_en

Three teenagers. One set of twins. An abyss. ... [+]

Three teenagers. One set of twins. An abyss. [-]

saturday 24 oct_21:30 | PGM 09 | Imperial
Also in this program : Donne-moi la main (Give Me Your Hand)




  HOMOPARENTALITÉ : kids on film

 
Tomboy
Barb Taylor | Canada | 2008 | vidéo | 14 min | english

Alex is a girl that wants to do all the “boy” things. In this wonderful animated short she learns, through the help of her mom, that there are lots of ... [+]

Alex is a girl that wants to do all the “boy” things. In this wonderful animated short she learns, through the help of her mom, that there are lots of ways to be a kid. [-]

sunday 25 oct_12:00 | PGM 10 | Goethe-Institut
Also in this program : Dottie’s Magic Pockets, The Girl Bunnies. Hockey



 
Dottie’s Magic Pockets
Andrea Maxwell | U.S.A. | 2007 | vidéo | 28 min | english

Dottie's Magic Pockets is the first kids’ show that represents LGBT families – beyond that, it’s Super-riffic fun for everyone! Using catchy songs and cute animations, lesbian mom Dottie leads ... [+]

Dottie's Magic Pockets is the first kids’ show that represents LGBT families – beyond that, it’s Super-riffic fun for everyone! Using catchy songs and cute animations, lesbian mom Dottie leads her friends as they sing and laugh and learn how to help each other through some unusual adventures! James the Flower, Randal the Beaver, Motilda the Mouse, and Uncanny the Singing Can are just a few of the lovable characters in this program that Curve Magazine calls “a hip and zippy show that overflows with imagination...” Dottie’s Magic Pockets also includes cartoons that represent gay families – such as purplish-pink Princess and her two Dads – as well as visits with real-life queer families. Described as “Sesame Street with a glittery nod to PeeWee,” each episode is a fun-filled, educational journey exploring social, intellectual, musical, and emotional development. [-]

sunday 25 oct_12:00 | PGM 10 | Goethe-Institut
Also in this program : Tomboy, The Girl Bunnies. Hockey



 
The Girl Bunnies. Hockey
Françoise Doherty | Canada | 2009 | vidéo | 6 min | english

The second stop-motion animated adventure in the homo-girl-rabbit-world series by local filmmaker, Doherty. Coco loves hockey, but she REALLY likes hockey girl. ... [+]

The second stop-motion animated adventure in the homo-girl-rabbit-world series by local filmmaker, Doherty. Coco loves hockey, but she REALLY likes hockey girl. [-]

sunday 25 oct_12:00 | PGM 10 | Goethe-Institut
Also in this program : Tomboy, Dottie’s Magic Pockets




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Fruit Fly
H.P. Mendoza | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 94 min | english

A Manolo without (sadly) Manolos, adoptee Bethesda exchanges Maryland for an artists’ commune in San Francisco. An American-Filipina performance artist in search of her bio mom, Bethesda cruises bars gay ... [+]

A Manolo without (sadly) Manolos, adoptee Bethesda exchanges Maryland for an artists’ commune in San Francisco. An American-Filipina performance artist in search of her bio mom, Bethesda cruises bars gay and straight for appropriate performance venues with her merry band of mincing Mission District Mavens. Assured that her autobiographical one-woman show on the Castro will jumpstart her superstardom, Bethesda comes across an intriguing photograph of a familiar-looking woman, and a baby with a particular scar… Fag-Hags! One-night stands! Versatile bottoms! image+nation deliriously welcomes multi-hyphenate genius HP (Colma: The Musical) Mendoza’s sophomore “fag-u-lous, fantastic and fierce” musical, with open arms and limp wrists. A lower-rent Rent, with Cher-inspired Ikea sets, an ingénue cast and vibrant cinematography, Fruit Fly was fired straight from the queer musical cannon. A perky, polished and post-cool operetta with a killer soundtrack and witty lyrics for generation GHB, Mendoza himself describes it as “Richard Simmons meets Sulu.” If you and your fag-hag have to settle on only one film, please make it Fruit Fly! [-]

sunday 25 oct_13:00 | PGM 11 | Imperial
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Dan’s Big Hands
Jack Curtis Dubowsky | U.S.A. | 2008 | vidéo | 5 min | english

Quiet, understated, haunting music combines with dark, underexposed, candle-  lit imagery to subtly portray an alternative sexuality “not everybody understands.” ... [+]

Quiet, understated, haunting music combines with dark, underexposed, candle-  lit imagery to subtly portray an alternative sexuality “not everybody understands.” [-]

sunday 25 oct_13:00 | PGM 11 | Imperial
Also in this program : Fruit Fly




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Ferron: Girl on a Road
Gerry Rogers | Canada | 2008 | vidéo | 77 min | english

Stop children, what’s that sound? Everybody look, Ferron’s back in town! AWOL for a decade from her adoring fan base, Ferron reunites with her beloved band mates for an intimate, ... [+]

Stop children, what’s that sound? Everybody look, Ferron’s back in town! AWOL for a decade from her adoring fan base, Ferron reunites with her beloved band mates for an intimate, moving concert in Victoria, British Columbia. A lesbian Bob Dylan, Ferron wrote the songs that make the young dykes cry, including “Girl on a Road,” “Shadows on a Dime,” and “Testimony” – influencing a generation of alterna-folk singers, including Ani DiFranco and The Indigo Girls. Fiercely funny Ferron is winsome, wise and wry, whether she’s discussing her tortured past or her misadventures with Warner Brothers – among her other partners. Using a visual approach that echoes Ferron’s own pared-down arrangements, acclaimed filmmaker Gerry Rogers (My Left Breast) delivers an unplugged portrait of a Canadian folk icon. In a world devoid of positive representations of our age-fabulous LGBT revolutionaries, Ferron’s soft-butch stylings are poised to seduce anew many of our sisters in the struggle across generational divides. [-]

sunday 25 oct_13:15 | PGM 12 | Goethe-Institut



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Oy Vey! My Son is Gay!
Evgeny Afineevsky | U.S.A. | 2009 | 35mm | 90 min | english

Every Friday night Shirley Hirsch (Laine Kazan) invites another “perfect” candidate for Sabbath dinner in hopes that her son Nelson (John Lloyd Young) will marry a nice Jewish girl. When ... [+]

Every Friday night Shirley Hirsch (Laine Kazan) invites another “perfect” candidate for Sabbath dinner in hopes that her son Nelson (John Lloyd Young) will marry a nice Jewish girl. When Shirley and her husband Martin (Saul Rubinek) once again set him up on a date, Nelson reveals he is already seeing someone. In a maternal effort to find out who has stolen her son’s heart, she stops by his apartment unannounced and is greeted by Angelo (Jai Rodriguez), Nelson’s live-in boyfriend. Keeping things in the closet, Angelo introduces himself as Nelson’s decorator. Shirley also meets Nelson’s gorgeous neighbour and Playpen magazine centerfold, Sybil (Carmen Electra), who she naturally mistakes for Nelson’s mysterious girlfriend. Though concerned that Sybil isn’t Jewish, if her son is happy, she’s happy and she plans to introduce her to the family at an upcoming wedding. But instead, it’s Angelo they meet, and halfway through the ceremony Nelson comes out to his parents, prompting conniptions and barn-door-broad efforts at acceptance on the part of his parents. In the end however, love prevails in this romantic comedy about how far we have come and yet how far we still have to go. A roster of superb actors, including Vincent Pastore and the hilarious Bruce Vilanch make Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay! one film you can definitely bring mom to. [-]

sunday 25 oct_15:00 | PGM 13 | Imperial



 
nouvelle Vague_les jeunes voix LGBT québecoises
| québec | 2009 | panel | 90 min |

NEW WAVE_ YOUNG QUÉBECOIS LGBT VOICES The past few years have seen the birth of a whole new generation of Québecois LGBT filmmakers whose voices reflect not only the particularities of ... [+]

NEW WAVE_ YOUNG QUÉBECOIS LGBT VOICES The past few years have seen the birth of a whole new generation of Québecois LGBT filmmakers whose voices reflect not only the particularities of LGBT existence in Québec but also the perspectives and stand points that speak of and to a contemporary take on being LGBT in the 21st century. Québec culture is born of a very specific francophone history - like all francophone diaspora cultures are - and the point of this gathering of voices is to explore the elements that make these cultural productions so very different from French production, for example. Québec, while having its very own history and culture, has also evolved within a North American culture context, thus there are not only English Canadian influences at work, but also American influences. What we have witnessed over the past few years, however, is the growth of a specific language and the telling of a very different and specific story. This is the premise from which we want to explore in this discussion. This masterclass / panel invites five young filmmakers whose works have been screened locally and internationally to come together to explore - among other topics - the notion of the exportation of their cinematic experience as Québecois LGBT filmmakers. An interactive event, audience participation is both welcomed and encouraged. Invited guests include: Anne De Léan, Rewind Jasmine Gervais, Son of the Preacher Etienne Désrossier, Miroir d’éte Olivier Lessard, Ceci n’est pas une dragqueen Dominic Goyer, Une robe blanche [-]

sunday 25 oct_15:15 | PGM 14 | Goethe-Institut



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Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride
Bob Christie | Canada | 2009 | vidéo | 85 min | english

From the elegant symbolism of the empty flatbed concluding Sao Paulo’s mammoth pride parade, to Moscow Pride organizer Nikolai Alekseev’s Byzantine ingenuity and dogged determination, Beyond Gay – The Politics ... [+]

From the elegant symbolism of the empty flatbed concluding Sao Paulo’s mammoth pride parade, to Moscow Pride organizer Nikolai Alekseev’s Byzantine ingenuity and dogged determination, Beyond Gay – The Politics of Pride is a moving portrait of international LGBT struggles for human rights. Vancouver Pride Marshal Big Gay Ken (Coolen) explains the difference between marches and parades, and the importance of confronting the “authorities in your own communities,” as he visits countries where attempting to stage pride festivities invites extreme reactions. First-time director Bob Christie teams up with Aerlyn Weissman (Forbidden Love) in this panoramic meditation on the state of our queer nations. A refreshing and clearly Canadian perspective on LGBT rights at home and abroad, it features generous footage of local Pride events, and interviews with an international roster of LGBT human rights heroes. As with last year’s Gai… et après, Beyond Gay reflects an emerging trend in which our listless and stagnant celebrations return to their fiercely flamboyant roots – by expressing an international solidarity with oppressed LGBT people everywhere. As Tomasz Baczkowski, President of Warsaw Equality Pride eloquently states, “if it’s a movement, a pride movement… then we should move something.” [-]

sunday 25 oct_17:00 | PGM 15 | Imperial



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Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat
Glenn Gaylord | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 90 min | english

If this film were an episode of Survivor, its motto would be “Outbitch. Outsnitch. Outwitch.” The ho’ in WeHo, Tiffani (Eating Out holdover Rebekah Kochan) coaches man-hunting acolyte Casey (Daniel ... [+]

If this film were an episode of Survivor, its motto would be “Outbitch. Outsnitch. Outwitch.” The ho’ in WeHo, Tiffani (Eating Out holdover Rebekah Kochan) coaches man-hunting acolyte Casey (Daniel Skelton) on the finer points of the fake online profile. Before you can shout “six out gay actors,” Casey is using Tiffani’s ex-boyfriend Ryan’s photograph to lure soulful Zack (Chris Salvatore) to him. However, the best-laid lies go awry when Ryan unexpectedly reappears... A buffet of crispy, deep-fried hunks, served in nutty sauce reflects new trends in tastelessness – Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat offers a main course of low-cal, piquant silliness that will affront, amuse and arouse you – simultaneously! Glenn Gaylord (obviously) directs this instalment of the first queer three-quel, co-written by Q. Allan Brocka (Boy Culture, Rick and Steve), in which Kochan is the only survivor, and stars John Waters stalwart Mink Stole. Pint-sized powerhouse Leslie Jordan’s (Will & Grace) restrained performance tempers this high-sodium guilty pleasure. [-]

sunday 25 oct_19:00 | PGM 17 | Imperial



 
General Idea: Art, AIDS and the fin de siècle
Annette Mangaard | Canada | 2007 | vidéo | 48 min | english

The Summer of Love produced many cultural touchstones, not the least of which was the Toronto-based collective General Idea, who would take the international art world by storm. In her ... [+]

The Summer of Love produced many cultural touchstones, not the least of which was the Toronto-based collective General Idea, who would take the international art world by storm. In her documentary portrait, Mangaard looks back on the lives and works of this trio of gay artists who, after forming in 1969, became synonymous with contemporary Canadian art and the beginnings of queer culture as it exists today. Producing art that mimicked the media, commercialism, and the art world itself, General Idea’s Jorge Zontal, AA Bronson and Felix Partz worked in every form imaginable, quickly reaching art star status with major shows in Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam. It wasn’t until the 80s, however, with the AIDS pandemic reaching full force that General Idea would produce their most iconic and recognizable work. With the tragedies of HIV/AIDS taking over, General Idea was torn apart by devastating losses. Turning to AA Bronson – the sole surviving member of General Idea – to reflect on the lives and influence of the collective, Mangaard’s film honours some of the most pioneering, boundary-pushing artists of our era. [-]

sunday 25 oct_19:30 | PGM 16 | Goethe-Institut
Also in this program : In the NA



 
In the NA
Joel Gibb | Canada | 2008 | vidéo | 6 min | english

Pairing the gestures of modern, interpretive dance to the ecstatically, hi-energy pop song, “In the NA” depicts a scientific experiment in hypnosis and human behaviour gone awry. ... [+]

Pairing the gestures of modern, interpretive dance to the ecstatically, hi-energy pop song, “In the NA” depicts a scientific experiment in hypnosis and human behaviour gone awry. [-]

sunday 25 oct_19:30 | PGM 16 | Imperial
Also in this program : General Idea: Art, AIDS and the fin de siècle




  I+N [EXPÉRIMENTAL]

 
12:12
Karina Mariano | Canada | 2009 | vidéo | 5 min | english & french

“New York, New Year’s day 2005. Super 8 images rediscovered about a broken heart long forgotten. Madrid 2009, my best friend cries in public because of a guy. No matter ... [+]

“New York, New Year’s day 2005. Super 8 images rediscovered about a broken heart long forgotten. Madrid 2009, my best friend cries in public because of a guy. No matter where or when, we are always there for each other. Friends forever through thick and thin.” K. Mariano [-]

sunday 25 oct_20:45 | PGM 18 | Goethe-Institut
Also in this program : Golden Diamonds, What’s My Mother !#@$ Name, Smooth, Punchlines, Poised and in the Throes, Infinite Delay, Unlovable



 
Golden Diamonds
Julián Vargas | USA | 2009 | vidéo | 3 min | no dialogue

A fantastical adventure about the charms of Meir golden shoes. ... [+]

A fantastical adventure about the charms of Meir golden shoes. [-]

sunday 25 oct_20:45 | PGM 18 | Goethe-Institut
Also in this program : 12:12, What’s My Mother !#@$ Name, Smooth, Punchlines, Poised and in the Throes, Infinite Delay, Unlovable



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What’s My Mother !#@$ Name
Amber Dawn | Canada | 2007 | vidéo | 5 min | english

Winner of the image+nation award at this year’s M.U.F.F., What’s My Mother !#@$ Name is a video poem that explores the puzzling and often hazardous task of being human. ... [+]

Winner of the image+nation award at this year’s M.U.F.F., What’s My Mother !#@$ Name is a video poem that explores the puzzling and often hazardous task of being human. [-]

sunday 25 oct_20:45 | PGM 18 | Goethe-Institut
Also in this program : 12:12, Golden Diamonds, Smooth, Punchlines, Poised and in the Throes, Infinite Delay, Unlovable



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Smooth
Catherine Corringer | France | 2009 | vidéo | 23 min | no dialogue

Shot in both Super 8 and video, Smooth is an erotic, fantastic voyage through the womb and through the body, in the world that exists before the assigning of gender. ... [+]

Shot in both Super 8 and video, Smooth is an erotic, fantastic voyage through the womb and through the body, in the world that exists before the assigning of gender. [-]

sunday 25 oct_20:45 | PGM 18 | Goethe-Institut
Also in this program : 12:12, Golden Diamonds, What’s My Mother !#@$ Name, Punchlines, Poised and in the Throes, Infinite Delay, Unlovable



 
Punchlines
Trevor Anderson | Canada | 2009 | vidéo | 5 min | english

The filmmaker uses his cell phone to “shoot” this short self-portrait, in which he considers an early motivation to become an artist. Originally commissioned through the 2009 Toronto International Film ... [+]

The filmmaker uses his cell phone to “shoot” this short self-portrait, in which he considers an early motivation to become an artist. Originally commissioned through the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival’s Talent Lab. [-]

sunday 25 oct_20:45 | PGM 18 | Goethe-Institut
Also in this program : 12:12, Golden Diamonds, What’s My Mother !#@$ Name, Smooth, Poised and in the Throes, Infinite Delay, Unlovable



 
Poised and in the Throes
David Jones | U.S.A. | 2008 | vidéo | 5 min | english

A stop-motion animated satiric valentine to Kenneth Anger, Jack Smith, Jean Genet and Fassbinder. ... [+]

A stop-motion animated satiric valentine to Kenneth Anger, Jack Smith, Jean Genet and Fassbinder. [-]

sunday 25 oct_20:45 | PGM 18 | Goethe-Institut
Also in this program : 12:12, Golden Diamonds, What’s My Mother !#@$ Name, Smooth, Punchlines, Infinite Delay, Unlovable



 
Infinite Delay
Kadet Kuhne | U.S.A. | 2007 | vidéo | 10 min | no dialogue

A restrained subject surrenders to a sublime state of waiting in a mysterious underwater world. ... [+]

A restrained subject surrenders to a sublime state of waiting in a mysterious underwater world. [-]

sunday 25 oct_20:45 | PGM 18 | Goethe-Institut
Also in this program : 12:12, Golden Diamonds, What’s My Mother !#@$ Name, Smooth, Punchlines, Poised and in the Throes, Unlovable



 
Unlovable
Kenneth Sherman | Canada | 2009 | vidéo | 5 min | english

Using the music of Armstrong Jr. as a soundscape, Unlovable is a playful ironic parody of chat lines and matchmaking service and the clichés they exploit. ... [+]

Using the music of Armstrong Jr. as a soundscape, Unlovable is a playful ironic parody of chat lines and matchmaking service and the clichés they exploit. [-]

sunday 25 oct_20:45 | PGM 18 | Goethe-Institut
Also in this program : 12:12, Golden Diamonds, What’s My Mother !#@$ Name, Smooth, Punchlines, Poised and in the Throes, Infinite Delay




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Rabioso Sol, Rabioso Cielo (Raging Sun, Raging Sky)
Julián Hernández | Mexico | 2008 | 35mm | 191 min | spanish | s-t.a_en

A surreal cityscape sets the background for this search for enduring love. As bathrooms morph into backrooms, handsome, virile young men connect with partners of both sexes. A loving Ryo ... [+]

A surreal cityscape sets the background for this search for enduring love. As bathrooms morph into backrooms, handsome, virile young men connect with partners of both sexes. A loving Ryo encounters the sensitive Kieri, unleashing an enduring and erotically charged passion between them. Consumed with jealousy, long-suffering Tari, a denizen of deserted spaces, abducts Ryo. A determined Kieri scours the bathrooms and mountaintops for Ryo, undertaking an arduous journey which may require the ultimate sacrifice for love. As the film moves from amazing black-and-white to soft colour, it appears that all is not lost… Julián Hernández (Broken Sky) concludes his heavenly trilogy with his second Teddy-award winning effort, noted for its technical excellence. His focused and patient direction is ably supported by an inventive soundtrack, exquisite real-time colour correction, and striking imagery. A thoughtful mix of the modern and the mythological, Rabioso Sol, Rabioso Cielo reincarnates classics like Orpheus and Eurydice and Popol Vuh for LGBT people, hitherto hidden from history – and mythology. [-]

sunday 25 oct_21:00 | PGM 19 | Imperial



 
The Naked Civil Servant
Jack Gold | G.B. | 1975 | 35mm | 77 min | english

Flamboyant Quentin Crisp is the indelible thorn in the side of conservative England in this 1975 award-winning film based on Crisp’s autobiography of the same name. The Naked Civil Servant ... [+]

Flamboyant Quentin Crisp is the indelible thorn in the side of conservative England in this 1975 award-winning film based on Crisp’s autobiography of the same name. The Naked Civil Servant reshaped the modern image of homosexuality and inspired this year’s Crispian offering, An Englishman in New York. This dramatization of Quentin's first volume of autobiography won BAFTAs for its director Jack Gold and its star. John Hurt gives a dazzling performance as the young Quentin, a flame-haired flamboyant homosexual when such things were not permitted. It contains much of the wit and wisdom of Quentin and celebrates a life lived in a refusal to conform. The highlight is Quentin's impassioned speech from the dock when charged with soliciting for an immoral purpose – he reminisces over a night of perfect happiness and declares himself one of the “stately homos” of England. [-]

monday 26 oct_19:00 | PGM 20 | Goethe-Institut



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Bandaged
Maria Beatty | U.S.A./Germany | 2009 | vidéo | 92 min | english

In Maria Beatty’s feature film, Bandaged, the terror of biological family meets the lust of unmitigated lesbian desire, and both become unhinged. Another Gothic day in a dreary mansion in ... [+]

In Maria Beatty’s feature film, Bandaged, the terror of biological family meets the lust of unmitigated lesbian desire, and both become unhinged. Another Gothic day in a dreary mansion in the middle of a forest. On the precipice of her 18th birthday, home-schooled Lucille (Janna Lisa Dumbrowsky) is feeling helpless and hopeless. Her father, sinister and stifling plastic surgeon Arthur (Hans Piesbergen), insists on the primacy of calculus as opposed to Oscar Wilde and Rimbaud. Lucille survives a horrific misadventure involving sulphuric acid and suicide – her beauty in tatters, bandaged tightly. After treating Lucille at home, Arthur hires Joan (Susanne Sachse), a ravishing nurse with a compromised history – and comfortable with Arthur’s cutting-edge science. As Lucille heals, she discovers comfort and tenderness in the sterile ministrations of attentive Joan, and the fury of their passion unfurls itself as the bandages unwind... Eyes Without a Face and Mädchen in Uniform get a little Nip/Tuck. Ably produced by Abel Ferrara, Beatty’s brother-in-porn, Bandaged is bound to captivate the uninitiated with its painstaking detail, patient and possessive cinematography, lavish post-production values and Michael Karlsson’s elegant score. Add to this a pinch of exploitation, manipulation, excess and estrangement, and you’ve got a sense of the sexually charged vignettes that make up this highly seductive (horror) film. [-]

monday 26 oct_20:45 | PGM 21 | Goethe-Institut



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The Good American
Jochen Hick | Germany | 2009 | vidéo | 90 min | german & english | s-t.a_en

How does a political science major and The Mac Neil/Lehrer News Hour intern end up a homeless hustler? The Good American begins as German expatriate Tom Weise winds down his ... [+]

How does a political science major and The Mac Neil/Lehrer News Hour intern end up a homeless hustler? The Good American begins as German expatriate Tom Weise winds down his illegal 15-year stay in NYC. Fast-talking and feisty Weise is the co-founder of both rentboy.com, currently the reigning escort/hustler web site, and the notorious sex/sex work positive Hustlaball. Weise candidly shares his ambivalent reflections on different HIV treatments, finding love, his business partnerships and the disparity in sexual and social mores between Germany and the United States. Prolific documentary filmmaker Jochen Hick (Life/Sex in L.A., Cycles of Porn) continues his exploration of LGBT subcultures. Generously laced with hot clips of the notorious Hustlaball, it also features cameos from and interviews with Cece Peniston, Chi Chi La Rue, Victor Steel and Bruce Villanch. Although Hick pulls his punches in this unconventional rags-to-reinvention tale, the energetic, enigmatic Weise and his stable of bare-bodied, beautiful stars, make this enormously entertaining viewing. [-]

tuesday 27 oct_17:00 | PGM 22 | Imperial



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BANDE-ANNONCE

 
Chef’s Special (Fuera de carta)
Nacho G. Velilla | Spain | 2008 | 35mm | 111 min | spanish | s-t.a_en

Maxi (Javier Cámara, La mala educación) of Casa Xantarella in chic Chueca, is hot for a Michelin rating – and even hotter for Horacio (Chilean superstar Benjamin Vicuña), an Argentinean ... [+]

Maxi (Javier Cámara, La mala educación) of Casa Xantarella in chic Chueca, is hot for a Michelin rating – and even hotter for Horacio (Chilean superstar Benjamin Vicuña), an Argentinean ex-soccer star. However, Maxi’s lovelorn and lustful maitre d’ Alex (Lola Dueña, 20 Centimetros) has also set her sights on Horacio. A chef on the verge of a culinary breakthrough, Maxi doesn’t seem to have any secrets (besides recipes) in his closet. Fantasies of gastronomic greatness and redemptive romance collapse like a soufflé when Alba and Edu, Maxi’s real children from a sham marriage, reappear in his life... As grieving Edu challenges the nearly visible limits of Maxi’s patience, can Ramiro the sous-chef get it together before the Michelin Man arrives? Nacho G. Velilla serves up a queer Bella Martha in this blend of haute cuisine, high camp and higher-strung hets in his appetizing debut. Garnished liberally with awards and nominations (notably a Goya for Best Actor for Javier Cámara), Velilla’s refreshingly light sauté of complex personalities with spicy issues is leavened by its unconventional couplings and portrayal of an all-too-human gay dad. [-]

tuesday 27 oct_19:00 | PGM 23 | Imperial



  THE OTHER WAR

 
Désarmés
November Wanderin | Israel | 2009 | vidéo | 9 min | hebrew, french & english | s.-t.a._en

Dancers Avi and Daniel choreograph an ephemeral affair in the transitory city of Tel Aviv. Gambling with Eros they wrestle each other in a dance of withholding and surrendering. ... [+]

Dancers Avi and Daniel choreograph an ephemeral affair in the transitory city of Tel Aviv. Gambling with Eros they wrestle each other in a dance of withholding and surrendering. [-]

tuesday 27 oct_19:15 | PGM 24 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : Does Not Depend Upon, Gevald, The Other War, Lizzy the Lezzy



 
Does Not Depend Upon
Avital Barak & Sie Gal | Israel | 2009 | vidéo | 7 min | no dialogue

A young gay man confronts his sexuality, his inner demons and his fears on Yom Kippur – day of redemption. ... [+]

A young gay man confronts his sexuality, his inner demons and his fears on Yom Kippur – day of redemption. [-]

tuesday 27 oct_19:15 | PGM 24 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : Désarmés, Gevald, The Other War, Lizzy the Lezzy



 
Gevald
Netelie Braun | Israel | 2008 | vidéo | 16 min | hebrew, arabic & english | s.-t.a._en

Yesterday: the Jerusalem pride parade was cancelled because of violent religious opposition. Tomorrow: a small pride event is set to take place despite the danger. Tonight: a young woman is ... [+]

Yesterday: the Jerusalem pride parade was cancelled because of violent religious opposition. Tomorrow: a small pride event is set to take place despite the danger. Tonight: a young woman is going to cross the lines. [-]

tuesday 27 oct_19:15 | PGM 24 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : Désarmés, Does Not Depend Upon, The Other War, Lizzy the Lezzy



 
The Other War
Tamar Clezerman | Israel | 2008 | vidéo | 45 min | hebrew | s-t.a_en

In The Other War, three Tel-Aviv women navigate the complicated world away from the combat zone. Quiet and thoughtful Eli is head over heels for the gorgeous Naama, a free ... [+]

In The Other War, three Tel-Aviv women navigate the complicated world away from the combat zone. Quiet and thoughtful Eli is head over heels for the gorgeous Naama, a free spirit and non-conformist. Meanwhile, Eli’s sister Galit frantically attempts to plan her wedding, just two weeks away, though her groom has been called to service during the second Lebanon war. Eli is trapped between the desire for freedom and individualism, embodied in Naama, and the need for conformity and loyalty, even in dire times, embodied in Galit. First-time director Tamar Glezeman sees these two characters as fictional representation of the opposing viewpoints regarding the demands of Israel as a nation. [-]

tuesday 27 oct_19:15 | PGM 24 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : Désarmés, Does Not Depend Upon, Gevald, Lizzy the Lezzy



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BANDE-ANNONCE

 
Lizzy the Lezzy
Ruth Selwyn | Israel | 2009 | vidéo | 14 min | english | 24

Inspired by Selwyn’s stand-up comedy, Lizzy the Lezzy is an animated series of real-life stories based on her experiences living as a lesbian in Israel, whether it be coming out ... [+]

Inspired by Selwyn’s stand-up comedy, Lizzy the Lezzy is an animated series of real-life stories based on her experiences living as a lesbian in Israel, whether it be coming out of the closet, looking for love or swearing at straight men. [-]

tuesday 27 oct_19:15 | PGM 24 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : Désarmés, Does Not Depend Upon, Gevald, The Other War




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Fig Trees
John Greyson | Canada | 2009 | vidéo | 104 min | english

John Greyson once again dazzles the senses and challenges the intellect with his new experimental documentary, a remarkably complex and moving rumination on AIDS activism, St. Teresa of Avila and ... [+]

John Greyson once again dazzles the senses and challenges the intellect with his new experimental documentary, a remarkably complex and moving rumination on AIDS activism, St. Teresa of Avila and Gertrude Stein, all plaited into an avant-garde opera featuring a singing albino squirrel. Greyson intercuts interviews with heroic AIDS activists Tim McCaskell (founding member of AIDS Action Now, Toronto) and Zackie Achmat (Treatment Action Campaign, South Africa) with a surreal narrative in which Gertrude Stein abducts the two men to Niagara Falls, where their fictional counterparts sing atonal arias originating from Stein and Virgil Thomson’s Four Saints in Three Acts. Heady stuff, indeed, yet Greyson also finds room for a campy countdown of the Top 100 AIDS Songs. Greyson’s radical politics and outré aesthetics are in full flower here: The Queen’s Throat author Wayne Koestenbaum opines from his piano bench, Stein and Thomson leaf through an issue of Vanity Fair, Bono leads a parade of celebrity do-gooders and a candy-coloured cascade of pills rain down over the afflicted. Music provides solace, as Greyson’s fantasia on art and activism posits the disarming question: would we need opera in a world without tragedy? [-]

tuesday 27 oct_21:15 | PGM 25 | Imperial



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Maggots and Men
Cary Cronenwett | U.S.A. | 2009 | 16mm | 53 min | english & russian | s-t.a_en

Dismayed at the corruption and hypocrisy of the Bolshevik Revolution leaders, a group of educated and idealistic sailors instigate the notorious Kronstadt Uprising of 1921. They establish a workers’ paradise ... [+]

Dismayed at the corruption and hypocrisy of the Bolshevik Revolution leaders, a group of educated and idealistic sailors instigate the notorious Kronstadt Uprising of 1921. They establish a workers’ paradise where the homoerotic and the homosocial coexist peacefully, luxuriating in the languid days of chores and exercise regimens, and nights of steamy passion – before its bloody and inevitable suppression. From the agit-prop theatre of The Blue Blouses to Jascha Ephraim’s evocative score, Cary Cronenwett masters the details and devils in this imaginative re-enactment of an historic event. Conducting a cast of hundreds of trans men, he magnifies the connection between class struggles and gender oppression, in the most original docudrama since John Greyson’s Lilies. Putting the gay back in Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin, Cronenwett lights a powder keg of possibilities in his magical and magnificent treat for beefcake connoisseurs, film and history buffs and lovers of men (sometimes) in uniform. Like Chant d’amour and Querelle, Maggots and Men headlines a glittering programme examining competing brands of masculinity. [-]

tuesday 27 oct_21:15 | PGM 26 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : NKP



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NKP
Epher Heilland | Canada | 2009 | vidéo | 1 min | english

A one-minute documentary portrait about a woman’s transformation into her burlesque alter-ego, Nat King Pole. ... [+]

A one-minute documentary portrait about a woman’s transformation into her burlesque alter-ego, Nat King Pole. [-]

tuesday 27 oct_21:15 | PGM 26 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : Maggots and Men




 
End of Love
Simon Chung | China | 2008 | 35mm | 95 min | cantonese | s-t.a_en

After an argument with his mother ending in her suicide, aimless but amiable Ming (Lee Chi-Kin) finds himself alone. Influenced by his roommate Cyrus, he starts taking drugs and exploring ... [+]

After an argument with his mother ending in her suicide, aimless but amiable Ming (Lee Chi-Kin) finds himself alone. Influenced by his roommate Cyrus, he starts taking drugs and exploring prostitution. His boyfriend however, the bookish and boyish Yan (Alex Wong) disapproves, and their hitherto promising partnership deteriorates. After Ming’s misadventure with poppers and Viagra, Yan has Ming committed to the New Life Christian Rehabilitation Centre. There, Ming meets the charismatic, handsome ex-heroin addict, Keung (Guthrie Yip). After Ming completes rehabilitation, he goes to live with Keung and his fun-loving femme fatale Jackie (Joman Chiang) – with unpredictable results… A film graduate from York University, Simon Chung’s sophomore film tackles drugs and prostitution, sensitive issues in his native Hong Kong. Lee Chi-Kin’s pivotal portrayal of a young man struggling with intimacy and trust, are underscored by Chung’s non-judgemental, if stark, cinematography. Like fellow citizen Hung Wing Kit (Soundless Wind Chime), he prefers the messiness of life in the margins, in a terrific year for queer Hong Kong film. [-]

wednesday 28 oct_17:00 | PGM 27 | Imperial



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BANDE-ANNONCE

 
Soundless Wind Chime
Hung Wing Kit | China/Switzerland | 2009 | 35mm | 110 min | german, english, mandarin & cantonese | s-t.a_en

A pick-pocket becomes a thief of hearts in the claustrophobic alleys of Hong Kong. German-Swiss Pascal (Bernhard Bulling) is the unwilling accomplice of a violent con man. Cautious and cute ... [+]

A pick-pocket becomes a thief of hearts in the claustrophobic alleys of Hong Kong. German-Swiss Pascal (Bernhard Bulling) is the unwilling accomplice of a violent con man. Cautious and cute Ricky (Lu Yulai), a recent immigrant from Beijing, lives with his aunt, a prostitute who needles her nephew tirelessly between tricks. After pinching Ricky’s wallet, Pascal then accidentally stumbles into Ricky’s place of work – where an unlikely relationship develops between them. A tragedy forces Ricky to undertake a journey to Switzerland where he attempts to reconcile loss and love; a staunch believer in reincarnation, he encounters Ueli, a dead-ringer for Pascal… Although Hung Wing Kit’s stunning debut film veers precipitously towards self-conscious artiness, and the occasional narrative omission, it poetically reconstructs the story of a rootless and rugged love between two hapless immigrants. Evoking the cinematic audacity of auteurs like Tsai Ming-Liang and Wong Kar-Wai, Soundless Wind Chime captures the intensity of young love in a bustling city, finding its true magic in love’s wake: where memory is as palpable as a steady breeze. [-]

wednesday 28 oct_19:00 | PGM 28 | Imperial
Also in this program : Frequent Traveler



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Frequent Traveler
Patricia Bateira | Portugal | 2007 | vidéo | 8 min | portugese | s.-t.a._en

A frequent traveler wants nothing more than the security control guard’s probing hands. ... [+]

A frequent traveler wants nothing more than the security control guard’s probing hands. [-]

wednesday 28 oct_19:00 | PGM 28 | Imperial
Also in this program : Soundless Wind Chime




BANDE-ANNONCE

 
To Faro (Mein Freund aus Faro)
Nana Neul | Germany | 2008 | 35mm | 87 min | german | s-t.a_en

In To Faro – touted as a German Boys Don’t Cry – Mel is a gender-variant factory worker ready to leave small-town Germany and finally see the world. When plans ... [+]

In To Faro – touted as a German Boys Don’t Cry – Mel is a gender-variant factory worker ready to leave small-town Germany and finally see the world. When plans goes awry, Mel’s path leads to two hitchhikers, Jenny and Bianca, who believe Mel to be a handsome Portuguese man Miguel – sensitive but studly. Embracing the mutual attraction with spirited Jenny, Mel seizes the opportunity for reinvention. When Mel’s family increases the pressure to be more stereotypically feminine and start dating, Mel pretends a co-worker from Faro is a boyfriend. This awkward self-misrepresentation seems to appease the family just as Mel’s new relationship reaches ecstatic heights. But perhaps the ruse has its purpose: Mel is finally able to ruminate about sexuality and gender identity through the complicated world that has been created. To Faro alternates from an endearing love story to a drama about the social pressures of convention. Anjorka Strechel as Mel and Lucie Hollmann as Jenny radiate naivety and earnestness, yearning for each other with genuine wonder. Alternately bewildered, exhilarated and uncertain, they remind us what it means – and what sacrifices we make – to be young and in love. [-]

wednesday 28 oct_19:15 | PGM 29 | Goethe-Institut



  QUEEREMENT QUÉBEC

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That’s Right Diana Barry – You Needed Me
Dayna McLeod | Canada | 2009 | vidéo | 7 min | english

Our silver-tongued Canadian songstress, Anne Murray’s classic meets Anne of Green Gables in this mash-up of first loves, oedipal fantasies and seductions by local performance artist, Dayna McLeod. ... [+]

Our silver-tongued Canadian songstress, Anne Murray’s classic meets Anne of Green Gables in this mash-up of first loves, oedipal fantasies and seductions by local performance artist, Dayna McLeod. [-]

wednesday 28 oct_21:00 | PGM 32 | Laika
Also in this program : Rewind (Dans le champ), NKP, Le même combat, The Girl Bunnies. Hockey, 12:12, Ceci n’est pas une drag queen



 
Rewind (Dans le champ)
Anne de Léan & Sébastien Godron | Canada | 2008 | vidéo | 3 min | french | s-t.a_en

A woman, regretting an incident between her and her neighbour, sees their relationship transformed forever. ... [+]

A woman, regretting an incident between her and her neighbour, sees their relationship transformed forever. [-]

wednesday 28 oct_21:00 | PGM 32 | Laika
Also in this program : That’s Right Diana Barry – You Needed Me, NKP, Le même combat, The Girl Bunnies. Hockey, 12:12, Ceci n’est pas une drag queen



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NKP
Epher Heilland | Canada | 2009 | vidéo | 1 min | english

A one-minute documentary portrait about a woman’s transformation into her burlesque alter-ego, Nat King Pole. ... [+]

A one-minute documentary portrait about a woman’s transformation into her burlesque alter-ego, Nat King Pole. [-]

wednesday 28 oct_21:00 | PGM 32 | Laika
Also in this program : That’s Right Diana Barry – You Needed Me, Rewind (Dans le champ), Le même combat, The Girl Bunnies. Hockey, 12:12, Ceci n’est pas une drag queen



 
Le même combat
Marik Boudreau | Canada | 2009 | vidéo | 6 min | french & english

Le même combat associates images taken during several demonstrations in Montreal and Toronto with ones taken of undergrowth. ... [+]

Le même combat associates images taken during several demonstrations in Montreal and Toronto with ones taken of undergrowth. [-]

wednesday 28 oct_21:00 | PGM 32 | Laika
Also in this program : That’s Right Diana Barry – You Needed Me, Rewind (Dans le champ), NKP, The Girl Bunnies. Hockey, 12:12, Ceci n’est pas une drag queen



 
The Girl Bunnies. Hockey
Françoise Doherty | Canada | 2009 | vidéo | 6 min | english

The second stop-motion animated adventure in the homo-girl-rabbit-world series by local filmmaker, Doherty. Coco loves hockey, but she REALLY likes hockey girl. ... [+]

The second stop-motion animated adventure in the homo-girl-rabbit-world series by local filmmaker, Doherty. Coco loves hockey, but she REALLY likes hockey girl. [-]

wednesday 28 oct_21:00 | PGM 32 | Laika
Also in this program : That’s Right Diana Barry – You Needed Me, Rewind (Dans le champ), NKP, Le même combat, 12:12, Ceci n’est pas une drag queen



 
12:12
Karina Mariano | Canada | 2009 | vidéo | 5 min | english & french

“New York, New Year’s day 2005. Super 8 images rediscovered about a broken heart long forgotten. Madrid 2009, my best friend cries in public because of a guy. No matter ... [+]

“New York, New Year’s day 2005. Super 8 images rediscovered about a broken heart long forgotten. Madrid 2009, my best friend cries in public because of a guy. No matter where or when, we are always there for each other. Friends forever through thick and thin.” K. Mariano [-]

wednesday 28 oct_21:00 | PGM 32 | Laika
Also in this program : That’s Right Diana Barry – You Needed Me, Rewind (Dans le champ), NKP, Le même combat, The Girl Bunnies. Hockey, Ceci n’est pas une drag queen



 
Ceci n’est pas une drag queen
Olivier Lessard | Canada | 2009 | vidéo | 11 min | french

“It’s all about casting,” his agent tells him. Édouard is an actor having a hard time finding his place in the acting world. In the meantime, he finds fame as ... [+]

“It’s all about casting,” his agent tells him. Édouard is an actor having a hard time finding his place in the acting world. In the meantime, he finds fame as a drag queen. Is this the road to the Oscars? [-]

wednesday 28 oct_21:00 | PGM 32 | Laika
Also in this program : That’s Right Diana Barry – You Needed Me, Rewind (Dans le champ), NKP, Le même combat, The Girl Bunnies. Hockey, 12:12




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Shank
Simon Pearce | G.B. | 2009 | 35mm | 89 min | english

18-year-old gang member Cal has little in his life but drugs, drinking, violence and a certain secret that he keeps hidden from his mates. He spends his nights scouring the ... [+]

18-year-old gang member Cal has little in his life but drugs, drinking, violence and a certain secret that he keeps hidden from his mates. He spends his nights scouring the Internet for anonymous hook-ups, recording the encounters on his cell phone. While these provide temporary relief, they do little to dampen his unspoken desires for Jonno, his straight best friend, who can’t express his own affection for Cal either. Nessa – their twisted, foul-mouthed gang leader – suspects something must be going on. Manipulating situations with brute force, Nessa sets out to confirm her suspicions and divide loyalties. When the gang randomly bashes effeminate student Olivier, Cal steps in to halt the attack. Fearing retaliation, Cal speeds off in his car after Olivier, who lets him hang out in his flat. After a sweet seduction scene, Olivier exposes Cal to a tenderness he has never known. Meanwhile, Nessa plots revenge. A brutal and utterly shocking confrontation leaves no one unscathed. 21-year-old director Pearce crafts a raw and compelling debut that defies typical coming-out film conventions. The sex is explicit, the violence is harrowing, and the young cast is utterly impressive in this gritty drama for the YouTube Generation. [-]

wednesday 28 oct_21:15 | PGM 30 | Imperial
Also in this program : Dish



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Dish
Brian Harris Krinsky | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 15 min | english

Emo kids Israel and Louie walk around their East L.A. neighbourhood dishing about their classmates. After listening to Louie’s sexual escapades, Israel decides he has some catching up to do. ... [+]

Emo kids Israel and Louie walk around their East L.A. neighbourhood dishing about their classmates. After listening to Louie’s sexual escapades, Israel decides he has some catching up to do. [-]

wednesday 28 oct_21:15 | PGM 30 | Imperial
Also in this program : Shank




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The Other Side of Istanbul
Döndü Kiliç | Germany | 2009 | vidéo | 80 min | turkish | s-t.a_en

A prospective candidate for E.U. membership, Turkey represents a complex synthesis of Eastern and Western influences; fabled and fabulous Istanbul has an international reputation for being relatively liberal. However, woolly ... [+]

A prospective candidate for E.U. membership, Turkey represents a complex synthesis of Eastern and Western influences; fabled and fabulous Istanbul has an international reputation for being relatively liberal. However, woolly laws about public conduct and morals continue to provide flimsy pretexts for limiting LGBT freedom of expression. A triple minority, anti-militarist, Kurdish and out-and-proud Mehmet Tahran fiercely defends Lambda Istanbul and himself, from legal action and well-meaning interviewers. Öykü is a daring and dynamic leader of Gökkusagi Bursa, a transsexual and transvestite lobby and support group. Distraught Mert is leaving Istanbul for the relative peace afforded by small-town living. Beginning with a clandestine get-together and ending with a resolutely defiant Pride march, moving personal accounts from those most at risk eloquently frame feminist and LGBT struggles, against non-secular trends in Turkish government and society. A sequel (of sorts) to Halbes Leben (image+nation 18), Döndü Kiliç fascinating and fresh documentary deftly uncovers the other (queer) side of Istanbul. [-]

wednesday 28 oct_21:15 | PGM 31 | Goethe-Institut



  HOMME à HOMME

 
Ceci n’est pas une drag queen
Olivier Lessard | Canada | 2009 | vidéo | 11 min | french

“It’s all about casting,” his agent tells him. Édouard is an actor having a hard time finding his place in the acting world. In the meantime, he finds fame as ... [+]

“It’s all about casting,” his agent tells him. Édouard is an actor having a hard time finding his place in the acting world. In the meantime, he finds fame as a drag queen. Is this the road to the Oscars? [-]

thursday 29 oct_17:00 | PGM 33 | Imperial
Also in this program : Chased, Frequent Traveler, Teddy, The Prince, James, Non-Love-Song



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Chased
Branden Blinn | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 17 min | english

One innocent night. Two jocks strutting their stuff on the wrong side of town. Three choices from which there will be no return. ... [+]

One innocent night. Two jocks strutting their stuff on the wrong side of town. Three choices from which there will be no return. [-]

thursday 29 oct_17:00 | PGM 33 | Imperial
Also in this program : Ceci n’est pas une drag queen, Frequent Traveler, Teddy, The Prince, James, Non-Love-Song



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Frequent Traveler
Patricia Bateira | Portugal | 2007 | vidéo | 8 min | portugese | s.-t.a._en

A frequent traveler wants nothing more than the security control guard’s probing hands. ... [+]

A frequent traveler wants nothing more than the security control guard’s probing hands. [-]

thursday 29 oct_17:00 | PGM 33 | Imperial
Also in this program : Ceci n’est pas une drag queen, Chased, Teddy, The Prince, James, Non-Love-Song



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Teddy
Christopher Banks | New-Zealand | 2009 | vidéo | 13 min | english

Tony, a confirmed Londoner travels 10,000 miles to rural New Zealand to rekindle an old relationship with Neil, only to find their fate lies in the paws of a faded ... [+]

Tony, a confirmed Londoner travels 10,000 miles to rural New Zealand to rekindle an old relationship with Neil, only to find their fate lies in the paws of a faded teddy bear. [-]

thursday 29 oct_17:00 | PGM 33 | Imperial
Also in this program : Ceci n’est pas une drag queen, Chased, Frequent Traveler, The Prince, James, Non-Love-Song



 
The Prince
Petra Schröder | Germany | 2009 | 35mm | 15 min | german | s-t.a_en

It’s summer. Two girls are on a trip to Rome. Looking for adventure, they finally find a prince. ... [+]

It’s summer. Two girls are on a trip to Rome. Looking for adventure, they finally find a prince. [-]

thursday 29 oct_17:00 | PGM 33 | Imperial
Also in this program : Ceci n’est pas une drag queen, Chased, Frequent Traveler, Teddy, James, Non-Love-Song



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James
Connor Clemments | North Irland | 2008 | vidéo | 18 min | english

Young James struggles as an outsider at school and his teacher, Mr. Sutherland is the only one he can connect with. When James finally puts a voice to his feelings, ... [+]

Young James struggles as an outsider at school and his teacher, Mr. Sutherland is the only one he can connect with. When James finally puts a voice to his feelings, his teacher’s response is not what he was looking for. [-]

thursday 29 oct_17:00 | PGM 33 | Imperial
Also in this program : Ceci n’est pas une drag queen, Chased, Frequent Traveler, Teddy, The Prince, Non-Love-Song



 
Non-Love-Song
Erik Gernard | U.S.A. | 2008 | vidéo | 8 min | english

On the last day of summer before heading off to college, two 18-year old best friends attempt to connect as adults and for the first time in their lives share ... [+]

On the last day of summer before heading off to college, two 18-year old best friends attempt to connect as adults and for the first time in their lives share a real moment. [-]

thursday 29 oct_17:00 | PGM 33 | Imperial
Also in this program : Ceci n’est pas une drag queen, Chased, Frequent Traveler, Teddy, The Prince, James




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Ghosted
Monika Treut | Germany/Taïwan | 2009 | vidéo | 89 min | german & taiwanese | s-t.a_en

Three women, two cultures, one love... Ghosted is an ethereal lesbian love story that bridges the ocean between Eastern and Western cultural beliefs. Artist Sophie Schmitt travels from Hamburg to ... [+]

Three women, two cultures, one love... Ghosted is an ethereal lesbian love story that bridges the ocean between Eastern and Western cultural beliefs. Artist Sophie Schmitt travels from Hamburg to Taipei to come to terms with the sudden and unexplained death of her Taiwanese lover, Ai-Ling. While in Taipei for the opening of her exhibition, Sophie meets Mei-Li, a pushy and beautiful journalist who eerily reminds her of Ai-Ling. Mei-Li’s constant questions and flirtatious overtures are too much, too soon, and Sophie retreats to Hamburg. When the journalist mysteriously turns up on her doorstep, Sophie decides to open herself to new sexual adventures. Her newfound trust is soon shattered when she discovers that Mei-Li isn’t who she claims to be. Suspenseful and complex, this globetrotting narrative is part love story, part detective thriller. Returning to festival screens after years of documentary practice, acclaimed director, Monika Treut (Virgin Machine, Female Misbehavior, Gendernauts) delivers an intimate and haunting work on the lasting power of love and the bridging of cultures. [-]

thursday 29 oct_19:00 | PGM 34 | Imperial



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Pornography: A Thriller
David Kittredge | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 113 min | english

A porn star’s disappearance at the height of his fame becomes an all-consuming passion for both another adult film star and journalist. Mark Anton (Jared Grey, The Art of Being ... [+]

A porn star’s disappearance at the height of his fame becomes an all-consuming passion for both another adult film star and journalist. Mark Anton (Jared Grey, The Art of Being Straight) disappears into a fog of rumours in 1995. Michael (Matthew Montgomery, Redwoods) an investigative journalist writing a book about porn stars, moves into a dream apartment where he stumbles across a videotape that might have captured Mark’s final moments. However, as Michael’s investigations deepen, an untimely death and his boyfriend’s strange behaviour smudge the lines between the real and supernatural. At the same time, smug porn star Matt Stevens feverishly pens a screenplay inspired by his dream about Mark Anton. However, ghostly appearances and mysterious occurrences threaten both the production – and perhaps, himself. A gripping whodunit where the kill is the ultimate thrill, David Kittredge’s entertaining if uneven buff-n-snuff debut is masterfully lensed and exquisitely edited. Echoing The Ring and Surveillance (image+nation 20), actors reprising different roles, up the eerily layered ante. David Lynch fans will love this sinister mix of mindf*ck and hot hunks that will challenge both your heads! [-]

thursday 29 oct_21:00 | PGM 35 | Imperial



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J'ai rêvé sous l'eau (I Dreamt Under the Water)
Hormoz Borbor | France | 2008 | 35mm | 90 min | french | s-t.a_en

Angelic Antonin (Hubert Benhamdine), an aspiring punk rocker and sensitive soul is having a hard time. A university dropout, his family is being threatened with eviction, but Antonin himself is ... [+]

Angelic Antonin (Hubert Benhamdine), an aspiring punk rocker and sensitive soul is having a hard time. A university dropout, his family is being threatened with eviction, but Antonin himself is hypnotized by his band mate, best friend – and heroin addict – Alex (Frank Victor). A backroom tragedy plunges Antonin into a savage and scary quest for love. As money changes hands, a mec-à-louer is born. In his reckless and relentless adventure, he encounters the wild and winsome Juliette, a woman with a few secrets of her own… Hormoz Borbor’s infrared palette, edgy editing and frenetic photography occasionally threatens to overtake his brilliant debut about the bisexuality and byways of love. Evoking films like Avant que j’oublie and New Wave, Borbor continues the French queer film tradition of demolishing our self-serving myths and exploring taboos with discomfiting and uncanny candour. Liberally peppered with coldwave/post punk hits by superstars Complot Bronswick and LAShTAL, David Kelly’s evocative score drives this searing portrait of addiction, where love is the ultimate drug. [-]

friday 30 oct_17:00 | PGM 36 | Imperial



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The Man Who Loved Yngve
Stian Kristiansen | Norway | 2009 | 35mm | 126 min | norwegian | s-t.a_en

Jarle almost has it all. His band-mate and best friend is the anarcho-punk ideologue Helge, and girlfriend Kathrin is beyond cool. As the Berlin Wall comes down, their fortunes go ... [+]

Jarle almost has it all. His band-mate and best friend is the anarcho-punk ideologue Helge, and girlfriend Kathrin is beyond cool. As the Berlin Wall comes down, their fortunes go up, as they score a chance to open for the local indie-punk wunderkinds, Mighty Dogfood. However, Jarle’s groove is instantly, if reluctantly, rocked by the arrival of the flaxen-haired, synth-pop siren, Yngve. As Jarle’s attraction grows, he starts letting his loved ones down, leading to a showdown at a private party – and the most unusual declaration of love in recent LGBT coming-out film… Debutant Stian Kristiansen was yanked out of film-school to direct this effervescent and entrancing distillation of Tore Renberg’s best-selling eponymous novel. Driven by an energetic New Age/punk score and its charismatic ensemble cast of unnervingly talented youth, The Man Who Loved Yngve almost single-handedly spearheaded a revival of Norwegian cinema. In addition to Patrik, Age 1.5, image+nation has the privilege of presenting not one but two Scandinavian films this year. [-]

friday 30 oct_19:00 | PGM 37 | Imperial
Also in this program : Non-Love-Song



 
Non-Love-Song
Erik Gernard | U.S.A. | 2008 | vidéo | 8 min | english

On the last day of summer before heading off to college, two 18-year old best friends attempt to connect as adults and for the first time in their lives share ... [+]

On the last day of summer before heading off to college, two 18-year old best friends attempt to connect as adults and for the first time in their lives share a real moment. [-]

friday 30 oct_19:00 | PGM 37 | Imperial
Also in this program : The Man Who Loved Yngve




  HOMOhorreur

 
After
Mark Pariselli | Canada | 2009 | vidéo | 13 min | english

Inspired by the Dennis Cooper poem, After School, Street Football, Eighth Grade, After is a humourous and dark coming-of-age tale dealing with sexual awakening, friendship and death. ... [+]

Inspired by the Dennis Cooper poem, After School, Street Football, Eighth Grade, After is a humourous and dark coming-of-age tale dealing with sexual awakening, friendship and death. [-]

friday 30 oct_21:30 | PGM 38 | Imperial
Also in this program : Cowboy, Weak Species, Steam



 
Cowboy
Till Keinert | Germany | 2008 | 35mm | 35 min | german | s.t.a._en

Turning Deliverance on its head, this prize-winning short defies all expectations – subverting thriller clichés and ratcheting up homoerotic tension in a provincial world. ... [+]

Turning Deliverance on its head, this prize-winning short defies all expectations – subverting thriller clichés and ratcheting up homoerotic tension in a provincial world. [-]

friday 30 oct_21:30 | PGM 38 | Imperial
Also in this program : After, Weak Species, Steam



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Weak Species
Dan Faltz | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 35 min | english

Based on the writings of Dennis Cooper, Steve and George are part of a frightening food chain. High school rivals, each gravitates towards sex and violence in an attempt to ... [+]

Based on the writings of Dennis Cooper, Steve and George are part of a frightening food chain. High school rivals, each gravitates towards sex and violence in an attempt to feel. Their downward spiral could lead them to self-destruction… or to each other. [-]

friday 30 oct_21:30 | PGM 38 | Imperial
Also in this program : After, Cowboy, Steam



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Steam
Eldar Rapaport | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 16 min | english

Moving between anxiety, reflection and fear, two strangers try to make sense of their predicament... stuck in a steam room. Heat increasing, they need to get out but can’t find ... [+]

Moving between anxiety, reflection and fear, two strangers try to make sense of their predicament... stuck in a steam room. Heat increasing, they need to get out but can’t find the door. What is this place and how did they get here? [-]

friday 30 oct_21:30 | PGM 38 | Imperial
Also in this program : After, Cowboy, Weak Species




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Patrik, Age 1.5
Ella Lemhagen | Sweden | 2008 | 35mm | 100 min | swedish | s-t.a_en

Desperate househusbands and ex-urbanites Göran (Gustaf Skarsgård, son of Swedish superstar Stellan) and Sven (Torkel Petersson) have emigrated to a Swedish Wisteria Lane. Approved for adoption, both are anxiously awaiting ... [+]

Desperate househusbands and ex-urbanites Göran (Gustaf Skarsgård, son of Swedish superstar Stellan) and Sven (Torkel Petersson) have emigrated to a Swedish Wisteria Lane. Approved for adoption, both are anxiously awaiting (for very different reasons), the arrival of Patrik, age 1.5. However, a bureaucratic error finds a homophobic, knife-handling teen with a predilection for petty theft on their doorstep, provoking a perplexing reaction from Sven, himself once a darling little delinquent. Ella Lemhagen’s witty and wry look at the ties that unwind, elegantly wrings the tired and treacly tropes of gayby-boomer rom-coms for thoughtful laughs. Adroitly employing gaydoption to expose festering class differences and lingering homophobia, the Midnight Sun bounces off Lemhagen’s savvy and sobering mirror, reflecting us in our strengths and weaknesses. As with Chef’s Special, image+nation’s increasingly sophisticated viewership will appreciate this polemics-and-preaching free portrait of a society in flux, and empathize with the less-than-saintly gay men in their curiously queer quandaries. No dancing queens here but lots of Dolly Parton in this film-circuit runaway hit! [-]

saturday 31 oct_13:00 | PGM 39 | Imperial
Also in this program : The Single Mother



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The Single Mother
Ryan Logan | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 6 min | english

Ovulation is a state of mind. ... [+]

Ovulation is a state of mind. [-]

saturday 31 oct_13:00 | PGM 39 | Imperial
Also in this program : Patrik, Age 1.5




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Hanna Free
Wendy-Jo Carlton | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 90 min | english

After decades of free-range living, a dauntless butch-dowager Hanna (Sharon Gless, Cagney & Lacey, Queer as Folk) has one last battle to fight. Although her beloved Rachel lies on life-support ... [+]

After decades of free-range living, a dauntless butch-dowager Hanna (Sharon Gless, Cagney & Lacey, Queer as Folk) has one last battle to fight. Although her beloved Rachel lies on life-support a few rooms over, Rachel’s daughter Marge (Nina Cortlandt of As the World Turns) religiously forbids her from visiting, insisting that Hanna isn’t family. Between her feisty, foul-mouthed and incisive critiques of her predicament, Hanna imaginatively reconstructs her relationship with demure, dignified Rachel that has weathered the test of time. As Hanna despairs of ever seeing Rachel, a beautiful stranger appears with an irresistible offer… Wendy Jo Carlton’s effortless adaptation of Claudia Allen’s hit play hums with intelligence and wit. Ably helmed by Sharon Gless, lesbian icon and long-time companion of the LGBT community, Hanna Free is timely and thoughtful agit-prop for Proposition 8. Billed a lesbian version of On Golden Pond, it was briskly shot on a shoestring in 17 days, and salutes seniors loving seniors. An unabashed celebration of butch-femme love with a Mid-western twist, Hanna Free is an intergenerational tribute that acknowledges our past and present struggles – with hubris and humour. [-]

saturday 31 oct_13:00 | PGM 40 | J.A. de Seve



  LESBOMANIA

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25 Random Things I Did During my Big Fat Lesbian Depression
Chris J. Russo | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 11 min | english

Inspired by those ubiquitous Facebook lists, this film takes a comedic look at one lesbian’s journey of recovery from an unreal break up. ... [+]

Inspired by those ubiquitous Facebook lists, this film takes a comedic look at one lesbian’s journey of recovery from an unreal break up. [-]

saturday 31 oct_15:00 | PGM 42 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : Aria de Mustang, A Day at the Beach, Dirt and Desire, Tools 4 Fools, The Sheep and the Ranch Hand, Numerology, Don’t Mess with Texas, The Apple



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Aria de Mustang
Katrina Daschener | Austria | 2009 | vidéo | 18 min | no dialogue

A coquettish flirt with the camera, Aria De Mustang infuses the genre of Burlesque with humour, self-awareness and naughty girl play. ... [+]

A coquettish flirt with the camera, Aria De Mustang infuses the genre of Burlesque with humour, self-awareness and naughty girl play. [-]

saturday 31 oct_15:00 | PGM 42 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : 25 Random Things I Did During my Big Fat Lesbian Depression, A Day at the Beach, Dirt and Desire, Tools 4 Fools, The Sheep and the Ranch Hand, Numerology, Don’t Mess with Texas, The Apple



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A Day at the Beach
Veronique Courtois | USA | 2008 | vidéo | 3 min | no dialogue

Brad and Sally get more than they expected when they spend a sunny day at the shore. ... [+]

Brad and Sally get more than they expected when they spend a sunny day at the shore. [-]

saturday 31 oct_15:00 | PGM 42 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : 25 Random Things I Did During my Big Fat Lesbian Depression, Aria de Mustang, Dirt and Desire, Tools 4 Fools, The Sheep and the Ranch Hand, Numerology, Don’t Mess with Texas, The Apple



 
Dirt and Desire
Diane Busittil | Germany | 2008 | vidéo | 8 min | no dialogue

A wholesome girl goes on a dark journey when she invites a hot babe over for an intimate dinner of homemade potatoes. ... [+]

A wholesome girl goes on a dark journey when she invites a hot babe over for an intimate dinner of homemade potatoes. [-]

saturday 31 oct_15:00 | PGM 42 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : 25 Random Things I Did During my Big Fat Lesbian Depression, Aria de Mustang, A Day at the Beach, Tools 4 Fools, The Sheep and the Ranch Hand, Numerology, Don’t Mess with Texas, The Apple



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Tools 4 Fools
Kate A. Brandt | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 9 min | english

A wacky enthusiast hocks used dildos in this infomercial from hell, Tools 4 Fools. ... [+]

A wacky enthusiast hocks used dildos in this infomercial from hell, Tools 4 Fools. [-]

saturday 31 oct_15:00 | PGM 42 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : 25 Random Things I Did During my Big Fat Lesbian Depression, Aria de Mustang, A Day at the Beach, Dirt and Desire, The Sheep and the Ranch Hand, Numerology, Don’t Mess with Texas, The Apple



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The Sheep and the Ranch Hand
Loretta Hintz | U.S.A. | 2008 | vidéo | 12 min | english

A woman experiences a freedom that is both unexpected and profoundly empowering – as a sheep. ... [+]

A woman experiences a freedom that is both unexpected and profoundly empowering – as a sheep. [-]

saturday 31 oct_15:00 | PGM 42 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : 25 Random Things I Did During my Big Fat Lesbian Depression, Aria de Mustang, A Day at the Beach, Dirt and Desire, Tools 4 Fools, Numerology, Don’t Mess with Texas, The Apple



 
Numerology
Paula Durette | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 3 min | english

A humorous critique about the attempts to minimize “The Lesbian Community” into singular characteristics, Numerology unveils dyke mysteries through the occult. ... [+]

A humorous critique about the attempts to minimize “The Lesbian Community” into singular characteristics, Numerology unveils dyke mysteries through the occult. [-]

saturday 31 oct_15:00 | PGM 42 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : 25 Random Things I Did During my Big Fat Lesbian Depression, Aria de Mustang, A Day at the Beach, Dirt and Desire, Tools 4 Fools, The Sheep and the Ranch Hand, Don’t Mess with Texas, The Apple



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Don’t Mess with Texas
Carrie Schrader & Tricia Cooke | U.S.A. | 2008 | vidéo | 7 min | english

Two cocky lesbians bite off more than they can chew in this gorgeous and definitely in yer face short. ... [+]

Two cocky lesbians bite off more than they can chew in this gorgeous and definitely in yer face short. [-]

saturday 31 oct_15:00 | PGM 42 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : 25 Random Things I Did During my Big Fat Lesbian Depression, Aria de Mustang, A Day at the Beach, Dirt and Desire, Tools 4 Fools, The Sheep and the Ranch Hand, Numerology, The Apple



 
The Apple
Émilie Jouvet | France | 2009 | vidéo | 6 min | no dialogue

Eve wakes up in Paradise and commits a delicious sin in this short from the director of One Night Stand. ... [+]

Eve wakes up in Paradise and commits a delicious sin in this short from the director of One Night Stand. [-]

saturday 31 oct_15:00 | PGM 42 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : 25 Random Things I Did During my Big Fat Lesbian Depression, Aria de Mustang, A Day at the Beach, Dirt and Desire, Tools 4 Fools, The Sheep and the Ranch Hand, Numerology, Don’t Mess with Texas




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An Englishman in New York
Richard Laxton | U.S.A. | 2009 | 35mm | 74 min | english

The rise and fall – and rise again of the Stately Homo of England. Following the runaway success of The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp receives a commission for a ... [+]

The rise and fall – and rise again of the Stately Homo of England. Following the runaway success of The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp receives a commission for a one-man show in Manhattan. At 72, he attracts critical acclaim, cult status – and his agent, Connie Clausen (Swoosie Kurtz). Insouciant and incisive, his prêt-à-porter observations find him accused of “playing to the straights.” Alienated, he finds comfort with artist Philip Angus (Jonathan Tucker, The Deep End), a kindred spirit, whom Crisp promoted tirelessly. His fortunes are revived upon teaming up with the trenchant and trashy Penny Arcade (Cynthia Nixon, Sex and the City), and buoyed by his friendship with Village Voice editor ‘Philip’ Steele (Denis O’Hare). Richard Laxton’s light direction is enriched by attentive set design and confident performances. John Hurt’s effortless reincarnation of Crisp won a Teddy award at the Berlinale for Best Performer. A seventy-minute sashay on the Wilde-an side, An Englishman in New York celebrates the “triumph of the resolute individual against the faceless multitude.” [-]

saturday 31 oct_15:15 | PGM 41 | Imperial
Also in this program : Uncle Denis?



 
Uncle Denis?
Adrian Goycoolea | U.K. | 2009 | video | 18 min | english

Goycoolea, the great-nephew of the great flamboyante, Quentin Crisp uses photos and faded home movies to show us another side of the man and his epigrammatic wit. ... [+]

Goycoolea, the great-nephew of the great flamboyante, Quentin Crisp uses photos and faded home movies to show us another side of the man and his epigrammatic wit. [-]

saturday 31 oct_15:15 | PGM 41 | Imperial
Also in this program : An Englishman in New York




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Boy
Aureus Solito | Philippines | 2009 | 35mm | 83 min | filipino & tagalog | s-t.a_en

An exquisitely tender evocation of the delicate, dreamy netherworld between lust and love, Boy is pure pleasure from start to finish. A poetic well-off youth, not quite as naïve as ... [+]

An exquisitely tender evocation of the delicate, dreamy netherworld between lust and love, Boy is pure pleasure from start to finish. A poetic well-off youth, not quite as naïve as his sensitive good looks suggest, visits a gay bar one evening and is smitten with one of the young macho dancers. Returning with enough cash to rent Aries, the lad takes him home for New Year’s Eve. Sure enough, fireworks ensue after holiday dinner with Mom, amid the boy’s numerous aquariums. Solito suggests it’s more than physical attraction, or even the irresistible allure of “the other,” that binds the two and they easily transcend economic and educational barriers, making a powerful connection. Through scenes between the boy and his mother and Aries and his father, it becomes clear that the youths are decent, solid guys connected to their families and mainstream society. Instead of the tormented, guilt-stricken or self-destructive teens that populate many queer movies, this deeply satisfying film gives us self-aware lads destined to grow into self-assured men. From nuanced socio-political commentary to a lengthy, lovely, languid love scene, Boy makes all the right moves. [-]

saturday 31 oct_17:00 | PGM 43 | Imperial
Also in this program : The Golden Pin



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The Golden Pin
Cuong Ngo | Canada | 2009 | vidéo | 15 min | vietnamese | s.-t.a._en

A young Vietnamese man must choose between his family obligations and his love for another man. ... [+]

A young Vietnamese man must choose between his family obligations and his love for another man. [-]

saturday 31 oct_17:00 | PGM 43 | Imperial
Also in this program : Boy




 
Mourir comme un homme (Morrer como um homem)
João Pedro Rodrigues | Portugal | 2009 | 35mm | 129 min | portuguese | s-t.fr

If you were contending with aspiring rivals, a jerk-cum-junkie lover, and your army-deserting, homicidal and homophobic son, you too, would be at wit’s end. Abandoning chaotic, complicated Lisbon, fading drag ... [+]

If you were contending with aspiring rivals, a jerk-cum-junkie lover, and your army-deserting, homicidal and homophobic son, you too, would be at wit’s end. Abandoning chaotic, complicated Lisbon, fading drag superstar Tonia and cute-if-crazed Rosário find themselves lost – and stumble upon the elegantly decorated, enchanted dragtopia inhabited by Maria Bakker and Paula in a classic Stein-Toklas pairing. Amidst infrared eclipses and mythical creatures, Tonia confronts her ambivalent existence between genres through Bakker’s urbane utterances. Returning home, Rosário and Tonia rediscover buried touchstones, and things come full circle. Religious Tonia becomes reconciled to her life, amidst plaintive outbursts of song. Enfant terrible João Pedro Rodrigues (O Fanstasma, Odete) revisits tragic tranny territory, harkening back to the Crawford/Davis vehicles of yore. Foregoing vivid spectacles for magic of the mundane, he refuses to comply with our cinematic expectations of empowering and positive messages. He challenges us with his dry-eyed vision of tired stereotypes, endowing them with a rare, schlock-free dignity. Mourir comme un homme competed in the prestigious Un certain regard programme at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, widely touted as the gayest – ever. [-]

saturday 31 oct_17:00 | PGM 44 | J.A. de Seve



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Drool
Nancy Kissam | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 86 min | english

The trailer park love child of Thelma and Louise and The Opposite of Sex, Drool is an outrageous dark comedy that will leave audiences salivating for more. Meet the miserable ... [+]

The trailer park love child of Thelma and Louise and The Opposite of Sex, Drool is an outrageous dark comedy that will leave audiences salivating for more. Meet the miserable Fleece family. Dad abuses mom, Anora (Laura Harring, Mulholland Drive), daughter Tabby storms around in a teenaged snit and son Little Pete is bullied at school. Enter Imogene (Jill Marie Jones), the Kathy K. Cosmetics saleswoman who moves in next door, peddling products for the cocoa-skinned woman. Despite her arrival in a neighbourhood not too keen on cocoa-skinned anything, the unstoppable Imogene proceeds to give the family a radical makeover, starting with hand lotion and ending with a road trip in her purple Kathy K. car. Along the way, Imogene swiftly replaces the fantasy man who’s been starring in frustrated Anora’s steamy daydreams, and before you can say “purple eye-shadow” the daydream turns into reality. Under its outrageous plot, which includes racism, domestic violence, high school blowjobs, homicide and lots of masturbation, Drool is a sweet-natured Southern gothic about familial love with a generous helping of hilarious dead-pan humour. [-]

saturday 31 oct_19:00 | PGM 45 | Imperial
Also in this program : Blink



 
Blink
Silas Howard | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 12 min | english

Ruminations on the dangers of first crushes, the weight of clean guns and the habits of sea cucumbers. ... [+]

Ruminations on the dangers of first crushes, the weight of clean guns and the habits of sea cucumbers. [-]

saturday 31 oct_19:00 | PGM 45 | Imperial
Also in this program : Drool




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Zombies of Mass Destruction
Kevin Hamedani | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 87 min | english

Port Gamble is a saccharine-sweet town where puppies are pets, liberal teachers jog in the fresh island air and American flags sway proudly on manicured lawns. But all is not ... [+]

Port Gamble is a saccharine-sweet town where puppies are pets, liberal teachers jog in the fresh island air and American flags sway proudly on manicured lawns. But all is not well on the island – Frida has dropped out of Princeton, Reverend Haggis gets better church attendance during Bingo Nights and Tom is terrified of coming out as he brings his boyfriend home to meet his mom. Mom’s already been exposed to the virus though, and needless to say, reacts to the news that her son is gay like a zombie. Taking place right after the U.S. invaded Iraq, race and sexual identity politics are examined as Frida, an Iranian-American, is captured by a local bigot. There’s no preaching in this film though, and the guts and yuks at the centre of it make for a compelling watch. Writer and director Kevin Hamedani, an Iranian-American, takes inspiration from the way he was treated after 9/11 – terrorists are blamed for the infection while Tom and his boyfriend try to fight off zombie attacks after coming out to mommy. ZMD is a gore-filled satire that combines deadpan humour with a light, post-911 commentary, taking a kitschy cue from Night of the Living Dead while delivering genuinely witty moments. [-]

saturday 31 oct_19:15 | PGM 46 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : Cherchez la femme



 
Cherchez la femme
Eyal Bromberg & Sivan Levy | Israel | 2009 | vidéo | 7 min | no dialogue

Vampiric desire? Lesbian lust? You decide.  ... [+]

Vampiric desire? Lesbian lust? You decide.  [-]

saturday 31 oct_19:15 | PGM 46 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : Zombies of Mass Destruction




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Against a Trans Narrative
Jules Rosskam | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 61 min | english

Do hormone therapy and surgery make the man? If they do, what kind of man? Jules Rosskam’s eclectic fusion of dramatic re-enactments and spoken-word performances by Willy Wilkinson depict the ... [+]

Do hormone therapy and surgery make the man? If they do, what kind of man? Jules Rosskam’s eclectic fusion of dramatic re-enactments and spoken-word performances by Willy Wilkinson depict the vast range of experiences of trans men. Although viewers unfamiliar with feminist trends and gender theory might find this initially overwhelming, an inter-generational, multi-racial dialogue on feminism and trans-masculine issues, and Rosskam’s inclusion of intimate video footage keep it real. There’s something for virtually everyone in this courageous and profoundly personal project. Documentary film circuit veteran Rosskam (Transparent) returns with a unique synthesis of experimental and traditional documentary styles. Citing Bertolt Brecht and Marlon Riggs’ Tongues Untied as diverse seminal influences, he explores the fluid relationship among body, gender and identity – and conflicting ideas around them. And while questions beget only more questions, it underscores the fact that while identity politics will get us started, they certainly won’t get us finished. [-]

saturday 31 oct_20:00 | PGM 47 | Goethe-Institut
Also in this program : Diagnosing Difference



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Diagnosing Difference
Annalise Ophelian | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 60 min | english

Think Thirteen Conversations about One Book: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSMD). A veritable Who’s Who of academics, activists and artists in San Francisco’s revolution-prone and vibrant ... [+]

Think Thirteen Conversations about One Book: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSMD). A veritable Who’s Who of academics, activists and artists in San Francisco’s revolution-prone and vibrant transgender community deconstruct, then dispel their medicalization by that Bible of Psychiatry, through their own intelligent and intensely personal testimony. Clinical psychotherapist Annalise Ophelian’s landmark documentary is guaranteed to stimulate discussion rather than end it. It should be prescribed viewing for all health-care providers delivering services to transgender people; indeed, it was designed with this objective in mind. People, not patients. Despite its decidedly American perspective, the diversity of experience and opinion reflected here ensure there’s something for our own cutting-edge and eclectic gender-variant communities. image+nation is proud to offer our loyal gender transgressors our most well-rounded programming yet, including festival circuit hits Against a Trans Narrative and Maggots and Men. Bring yourself, and your clueless but well-meaning psychologist, psychiatrist or social worker to Diagnosing Difference. [-]

saturday 31 oct_20:00 | PGM 47 | Goethe-Institut
Also in this program : Against a Trans Narrative




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Champion
Shine Louise Houston | U.S.A | 2008 | vidéo | 82 min | english

If you liked Girlfight, but felt like it was missing strap-on action and penetration, then Champion is for you! Tattooed and tough Jessie is a rising MMA champ who not ... [+]

If you liked Girlfight, but felt like it was missing strap-on action and penetration, then Champion is for you! Tattooed and tough Jessie is a rising MMA champ who not only has smooth moves in the ring, but also has mastered the fuck-and-run move outside of it. With every new conquest she leaves in the morning, Jessie becomes more detached and driven. Blackmailed by a jealous boyfriend to throw her next fight and forced by her manager to appear “less gay” for a photo shoot with her future opponent, Jessie must decide whether her career is more important than being herself. Relish in the sweet, sweet pain of scratching, hair pulling, bondage, slapping, anal, choking and biting, with some unexpected FTM action thrown in! The sex is sweaty, thorough and fierce and the actors really seem to be having fun. With authentic, quivering orgasms and quite a bit of rough play, the queer-made Champion brings the fight into the bedroom… and a van. [-]

saturday 31 oct_21:00 | PGM 49 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : The Apple



 
The Apple
Émilie Jouvet | France | 2009 | vidéo | 6 min | no dialogue

Eve wakes up in Paradise and commits a delicious sin in this short from the director of One Night Stand. ... [+]

Eve wakes up in Paradise and commits a delicious sin in this short from the director of One Night Stand. [-]

saturday 31 oct_21:00 | PGM 49 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : Champion




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Mr. Right
David & Jacqui Morris | G.B. | 2009 | 35mm | 94 min | english

Smart, snappy and stylish, sibling team Jacqui and David Morris’s terrifically entertaining first feature is a witty, heartfelt rom-com that pulses with the veddy English energy of Cool Britannia. Paisley-patterned ... [+]

Smart, snappy and stylish, sibling team Jacqui and David Morris’s terrifically entertaining first feature is a witty, heartfelt rom-com that pulses with the veddy English energy of Cool Britannia. Paisley-patterned opening credits worthy of Almódovar set the queer-as-folk tone, as Rufus Wainwright’s appropriately over-the-top “Oh What A World” serenades a metrosexual roundelay of cute couples. Harry (James Lance) is an apathetic TV producer who wishes he could be anywhere-but-here while his cater-waiter boyfriend Alex (Luke de Woolfson) can’t seem to get any acting gigs. William is a widowed father hesitant to date again, but soap actor Lawrence makes a play for his affections anyway, while Tom, a well-to-do gay artist, and his eye-candy lover Larrs (Benjamin Hart) are busy gallivanting about town, shopping and bickering. Feelings boil to the surface when the group gathers to meet Louise’s latest boyfriend, and only the straight newcomer appears to enjoy the most awkward dinner party ever. These hapless romantics and a bevy of relatives, exes, tricks and Mr. Right Nows favour witty repartee over gratuitous shagging, making Mr. Right a sophisticated yet still sexy stand-out. [-]

saturday 31 oct_21:15 | PGM 48 | Imperial
Also in this program : The Island



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The Island
Trevor Anderson | Canada | 2009 | vidéo | 5 min | english

With the help of a bit of animation, the filmmaker considers a piece of fan mail he receives. ... [+]

With the help of a bit of animation, the filmmaker considers a piece of fan mail he receives. [-]

saturday 31 oct_21:15 | PGM 48 | Imperial
Also in this program : Mr. Right




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Training Rules
Dee Mosbacher & Fawn Yacker | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 57 min | english

Training Rules is a rare gift – a documentary that systematically enrages and engages. A cunning investigation into homophobia in sports, Training Rules is a look into Coach Rene Portland’s ... [+]

Training Rules is a rare gift – a documentary that systematically enrages and engages. A cunning investigation into homophobia in sports, Training Rules is a look into Coach Rene Portland’s 25 years of discrimination against lesbians at Penn State. Coaching the women's basketball team since 1980, Portland strictly enforces three hard-fast rules for the Penn State Lady Lions – no drinking, no drugs... and no lesbians. When, in 2006, out lesbian Jennifer Harris is ousted for reasons none too clear, she enlists the help of the National Center for Lesbian Rights and sues for discrimination based on her perceived sexual identity. As tales comes to the forefront, it is revealed that the coach’s “policies” may have interfered with the careers of many young lesbians since taking the helm at Penn. Filmmakers Dee Mosbacher and Fawn Yacker brilliantly weave past and present with heart-wrenching interviews of young women forced to compromise their private lives by choosing between the love of the game, and their personal sexual choices. Training Rules is a riveting account of women in sports in the twentieth century. [-]

sunday 1 nov_14:00 | PGM 50 | J.A. de Seve



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Back to Life
Desi del Valle | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 12 min | english

In this love story between friends, a woman grieves the death of her girlfriend by exposing her vulnerability to her straight best friend. ... [+]

In this love story between friends, a woman grieves the death of her girlfriend by exposing her vulnerability to her straight best friend. [-]

sunday 1 nov_15:30 | PGM 51 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : Don’t Mess with Texas, Evelyn Everyone, Falling for Caroline, How the Grinch Stole My Heart!, New Bike, Mon printemps talons hauts, Rewind (Dans le champ)



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Don’t Mess with Texas
Carrie Schrader & Tricia Cooke | U.S.A. | 2008 | vidéo | 7 min | english

Two cocky lesbians bite off more than they can chew in this gorgeous and definitely in yer face short. ... [+]

Two cocky lesbians bite off more than they can chew in this gorgeous and definitely in yer face short. [-]

sunday 1 nov_15:30 | PGM 51 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : Back to Life, Evelyn Everyone, Falling for Caroline, How the Grinch Stole My Heart!, New Bike, Mon printemps talons hauts, Rewind (Dans le champ)



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Evelyn Everyone
Kylie Plunkett | Australia/New Zealand | 2009 | vidéo | 17 min | english

Evelyn Everyone is stuck, single and lonely. On her 33rd birthday she makes one final bid for love, in the online world of “Second Life.” ... [+]

Evelyn Everyone is stuck, single and lonely. On her 33rd birthday she makes one final bid for love, in the online world of “Second Life.” [-]

sunday 1 nov_15:30 | PGM 51 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : Back to Life, Don’t Mess with Texas, Falling for Caroline, How the Grinch Stole My Heart!, New Bike, Mon printemps talons hauts, Rewind (Dans le champ)



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Falling for Caroline
Christine Chew | Canada | 2009 | vidéo | 20 min | english

To win the girl of her dreams, a klutzy young woman must overcome a wardrobe malfunction and the bad lesbian habit of over-processing. ... [+]

To win the girl of her dreams, a klutzy young woman must overcome a wardrobe malfunction and the bad lesbian habit of over-processing. [-]

sunday 1 nov_15:30 | PGM 51 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : Back to Life, Don’t Mess with Texas, Evelyn Everyone, How the Grinch Stole My Heart!, New Bike, Mon printemps talons hauts, Rewind (Dans le champ)



 
How the Grinch Stole My Heart!
Gabrielle Zilkha | Canada | 2009 | vidéo | 10 min | english

Dr. Seuss’s infamous villain is transformed into a modern-day ex-girlfriend who breaks our heroine’s heart. Crushed by her loss, she falls into a world of lovelorn misery, obsession, internet stalking ... [+]

Dr. Seuss’s infamous villain is transformed into a modern-day ex-girlfriend who breaks our heroine’s heart. Crushed by her loss, she falls into a world of lovelorn misery, obsession, internet stalking and self-medicating. [-]

sunday 1 nov_15:30 | PGM 51 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : Back to Life, Don’t Mess with Texas, Evelyn Everyone, Falling for Caroline, New Bike, Mon printemps talons hauts, Rewind (Dans le champ)



 
New Bike
Stephanie Yang | U.S.A. | 2008 | vidéo | 6 min | english

A sexy tale of one woman’s search for the perfect bike. ... [+]

A sexy tale of one woman’s search for the perfect bike. [-]

sunday 1 nov_15:30 | PGM 51 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : Back to Life, Don’t Mess with Texas, Evelyn Everyone, Falling for Caroline, How the Grinch Stole My Heart!, Mon printemps talons hauts, Rewind (Dans le champ)



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Mon printemps talons hauts
Viva Delorme | France | 2009 | vidéo | 13 min | french | s-t.a_en

A family gathering turns sour and Zoé is out the door. She wanders around Paris, and by chance rediscovers herself. As a new day dawns, a surprise awaits her. ... [+]

A family gathering turns sour and Zoé is out the door. She wanders around Paris, and by chance rediscovers herself. As a new day dawns, a surprise awaits her. [-]

sunday 1 nov_15:30 | PGM 51 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : Back to Life, Don’t Mess with Texas, Evelyn Everyone, Falling for Caroline, How the Grinch Stole My Heart!, New Bike, Rewind (Dans le champ)



 
Rewind (Dans le champ)
Anne de Léan & Sébastien Godron | Canada | 2008 | vidéo | 3 min | french | s-t.a_en

A woman, regretting an incident between her and her neighbour, sees their relationship transformed forever. ... [+]

A woman, regretting an incident between her and her neighbour, sees their relationship transformed forever. [-]

sunday 1 nov_15:30 | PGM 51 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : Back to Life, Don’t Mess with Texas, Evelyn Everyone, Falling for Caroline, How the Grinch Stole My Heart!, New Bike, Mon printemps talons hauts




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The Butch Factor- COMPLET-SOLD OUT
Christopher Hines | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 75 min | english

Construction workers. Cops. Cowboys. A Village People’s worth of straight-acting and straight-talking gay men run amuck in this intriguing survey of gay men, and their complex relationship to (largely) hetero-normative ... [+]

Construction workers. Cops. Cowboys. A Village People’s worth of straight-acting and straight-talking gay men run amuck in this intriguing survey of gay men, and their complex relationship to (largely) hetero-normative ideals of being male. Although revealing locker room/playing field confidences give voice to these hitherto strong, silent types, inevitably (and perhaps ironically), it’s the academics, cross-dressing cowboys, sissy twinks and visible minorities who deepen the discussion. Hines cleverly mimes the 20/20 documentary format, plumbing history and reflecting on changes in cultural expectations of men in the Age of Bromance and The Metrosexual. Gay indie rockers The Ex-Boyfriends emo-on-steroids hits keep things humming as dancing queens and other shirtless wonders live their (decidedly) masculine truths. From the fashion maven to rugged individualist, the Muscle Mary to Marlboro Man, it’s clear that men are the new women, finally meriting serious analysis and soulful introspection! [-]

sunday 1 nov_17:30 | PGM 52 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : Made Up



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Made Up
Owen Eric Wood | Canada | 2008 | vidéo | 5 min | english

What is masculinity? What is it to be a man? How do these terms apply to the homosexual identity? In reaction to homophobic behaviour observed among gay men, Made Up ... [+]

What is masculinity? What is it to be a man? How do these terms apply to the homosexual identity? In reaction to homophobic behaviour observed among gay men, Made Up criticizes how gays are often dismissed for being too “effeminate,” too “flamboyant” or not “straight acting” enough. [-]

sunday 1 nov_17:30 | PGM 52 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : The Butch Factor- COMPLET-SOLD OUT




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La Surprise (Out of the Blue)
Alain Tasma | France | 2007 | vidéo | 90 min | french | s-t.a_en

It’s the small moments that remake us. Marion (Belgian veteran Mireille Perrier, Toto le héros), a middle-aged mother and wife leaves her selfish husband Paul after a twenty-two-year marriage. A ... [+]

It’s the small moments that remake us. Marion (Belgian veteran Mireille Perrier, Toto le héros), a middle-aged mother and wife leaves her selfish husband Paul after a twenty-two-year marriage. A drama teacher, she begins anew with the help of her sister’s free-spirited and generous friend, curio dealer Claude (César winner, Rachida Brakni). Amidst flamenco classes, furniture deals and films, a compelling, if foreign attraction develops. A drunken kiss later, Marion finds herself living a contemporary version of Marivaux’s La surprise de l'amour. Beset by threats from Paul, and her tempestuous daughter Justine (the brilliantly raging and self-satisfied Chloe Coulloud), Claude’s own dark secret hangs menacingly over their happiness… Television director and writer Alain Tasma (Opération Turquoise) proves he is as controversial as he is versatile in this finely wrought family melodrama about interracial romance, second chances – and two women overcoming their own expectations of themselves. Brakni and Perrier exude a realistic, smouldering push-me-pull-you chemistry, and Tasma’s demure love scenes succinctly capture the complexity of this intergenerational romance. [-]

sunday 1 nov_19:30 | PGM 53 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : To Comfort You



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To Comfort You
Marc Saltarelli | U.S.A. | 2009 | vidéo | 15 min | english

A daily phone call between Angela (Susan Blakely) and her lesbian daughter living with HIV/AIDS (Pauley Perrette “NCIS”) reveals unexpected news. ... [+]

A daily phone call between Angela (Susan Blakely) and her lesbian daughter living with HIV/AIDS (Pauley Perrette “NCIS”) reveals unexpected news. [-]

sunday 1 nov_19:30 | PGM 53 | J.A. de Seve
Also in this program : La Surprise (Out of the Blue)